OA Week Events

* Planning an OAW event? Post your event details to the OA Week section of the Open Access Directory.

* Looking for OAW events to attend? Browse the same section of the OAD, which is organized by region.
* Want to see what people did last year for ideas for this year? Check out last year's archive.


Blog Posts

Opening Up the Coffers of Foundation Knowledge

Foundations have a lot of reasons to share knowledge. They produce knowledge themselves. They hire others to research and author works that help with internal strategy development and evaluation of internal strategies, programs, and projects. And they make grants that assist others in…


Posted by Nick Shockey on October 25, 2017 at 6:00am

These Nonprofits Make Research Openly Available. Here’s Why!

The nonprofit sector has a long history of partnering with researchers and academic institutions to uncover evidence about social issues through research and reporting. In addition, evaluators measure the success of the sector’s programs and initiatives and record outcomes and lessons learned. All of this thoughtful work is meant to inspire innovation in the social space, informing the sector’s strategies and moving forward with…


Posted by Nick Shockey on October 24, 2017 at 3:36pm

10th Annual International Open Access Week Shines Spotlight on Increasing the Impact of Research & Scholarship

Hundreds of events will take place across the globe to highlight the power of Open Access to increase the impact of scientific and scholarly research during the 10th annual International Open Access Week taking place from October 23-29, 2017.

This year’s theme of “Open in Order to…” is meant to…


Posted by Nick Shockey on October 23, 2017 at 7:30am

The 2nd SPARC Japan Seminar 2017 "Preprint and Open Access" on October 30

The 2nd SPARC Japan Seminar 2017 entitled "Preprint and Open Access" will be held on 30 October, hosted by SPARC Japan, in keeping with this year’s Open Access Week theme of “Open in order to…”. We will review the role and management of the preprint servers in these 30 years and discuss how to contribute to the advancement of scientific research and the issues concerning the importance of the commercial publication, sustainable models of the publication and the quality…


Posted by SPARC Japan on October 17, 2017 at 8:27pm

Theme of 2017 International Open Access Week to be “Open in order to…”

In conjunction with this year’s Open Access Week Advisory Committee, SPARC today announces the theme for this year’s 10th International Open Access Week, to be held October 23-29, will be “Open in order to…”.

This year’s theme is an invitation to answer the question of what…


Posted by Nick Shockey on April 24, 2017 at 11:30am

From Nairobi to the World: Open Access Week 2016

Training-the-Trainers of Open Access

The Open Access landscape is changing. As advocates, we ought to be up-to-date with these changes. This is about the Train-the-Trainer platform adopted for Nairobi’s Open Access Week 2016. Inspired by this year’s Open Access Week theme, Open in Action, I thought of a platform where researchers, librarians, students and others who have committed to working in Open could share their experiences on…


Posted by Lilian Juma on February 20, 2017 at 6:00am

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Semana Acceso Abierto 2018

Hola colegas.Soy Jesús Octavio Elizondo académico y jefe del Departamento de Ciencias de la Comunicación de la Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana unidad Cuajimalpa en la CDMX. Mi interés por el movimiento Open Access surgió a partir de la filosofía Free Software de Richard Stallman, el Open Code y luego por la manera que relacioné esto con con el problema de los monopolios del conocimiento editoriales (journals). Me interesa difundir entre los colegas de mi universidad la importancia de la…See More
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Open Access Monitor in EU at global/online

October 23, 2017 to October 29, 2017
In the last decade or so, much has happened in the progress of Open Access research and practice, however sadly much of it is the result of scams.In 2013, doctoral research  (completed in 2012) was published in various digital repositories, including the British Library making  a recommendation that various Open Access Monitoring activities should be undertaken across the board.The…See More
Dec 11, 2017
Dr. Pablo B. Markin added a discussion to the group Open Access Korea
Dec 2, 2017
Dr. Pablo B. Markin added a discussion to the group Open Access in Croatia

Hybrid Open Access Mega-Journals Gain in Traction as Scholarly Societies and Journal Publishers Partner

Published Online: 2017-11-16 URL: http://openscience.com/hybrid-open-access-mega-journals-gain-in-international-traction-as-scientific-societies-and-open-access-publishers-partner/While developed world universities and libraries weigh the pros and cons of Open Access plus subscription models, developing countries embrace Open Access…See More
Nov 18, 2017
Felicitas C. Ratanya updated their profile
Nov 16, 2017
Felicitas C. Ratanya left a comment for Michael maua
"Hi Maua A great even it was. Keep it up"
Nov 16, 2017
Dr. Pablo B. Markin added a discussion to the group Open Access France

Recent Findings Indicate Multiple Models for Flipping Scientific Journals into Various Open Access Forms Exist

Published Online: 2017-11-08URL: http://openscience.com/recent-findings-indicate-that-multiple-models-for-flipping-scientific-journals-into-various-forms-of-open-access-exist/Though converting scholarly journals into Open Access continues to involve financial uncertainty, a Harvard-funded report shows that thousands of journals have flipped…See More
Nov 9, 2017
Dr. Pablo B. Markin added a discussion to the group Open Access Mexico

De Gruyter Celebrates Open Access Week by Showcasing a Selection of Open Access Articles from its Hybrid Journals

Published Online: 2017-10-27URL: http://openscience.com/de-gruyter-celebrates-open-access-week-by-showcasing-a-selection-of-open-access-articles-from-its-hybrid-journals/While providing links to articles in Open Access from its subscription-based journals in sciences and humanities, De Gruyter’s featured Conversations blog post suggests that…See More
Nov 5, 2017
Joe Ross posted a discussion

Course transferability & OER

I recently blogged about an issue raised by a colleague regarding course articulation between different higher ed institutions. The gist: credits one of my students earned in an upper-division majors class was not allowed to transfer with that student when she moved campuses, entirely because I had used OER and instructor-created materials for my course. Since I didn't have a traditional textbook listed on my class syllabus, my student now has to re-take essentially the same course, and…See More
Nov 5, 2017
Chris Hrivnak updated their profile
Nov 3, 2017
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Nov 3, 2017
Mary Hirsch posted a video

Toni Hermoso, Bioinformatician, Bioinformatics Unit, CRG

International Open Access Week 2017 Open in order to... campaign Some CRG members explain the importance of Open Access and Open Science, and contribute to t...
Nov 3, 2017
Frances Anne Pici posted a video

Open Access and THE BOOK

In honor of Open Access Week 2017, the Emory University's Scholarly Communications Office and the Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry have curated the exhibit Open Access and the Book, exploring the benefits of open access books for authors and…
Nov 3, 2017



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