“As Open Access becomes a more and more familiar concept, we must focus on the small steps everyone can take to make openness in research a reality.”
— Heather Joseph, Executive Director of SPARC® (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition)
Recently, [i]n conjunction with this year’s Open Access Week Advisory Committee, SPARC [announced that] the theme for this year’s 9th International Open Access Week, to be held October 24-30, will be “Open in Action.”
International Open Access Week has always been about action, and this year’s theme encourages all stakeholders to take concrete steps to make their own work more openly available and encourage others to do the same. From posting pre-prints in a repository to supporting colleagues in making their work more accessible, this year’s Open Access Week will focus on moving from discussion to action in opening up our system for communicating research.
Established by SPARC and partners in the student community in 2008, International Open Access Week is an opportunity to take action in making openness the default for research—to raise the visibility of scholarship, accelerate research, and turn breakthroughs into better lives. This year’s Open Access Week will be held from October 24th through the 30th; however, those celebrating the week are encouraged to schedule local events whenever is most suitable during the year.
Read the entire SPARC announcement here
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