Open Access Week 2017

"Open in order to..." will be the theme of 2017 Open Access Week

This year’s 10th International Open Access Week to be held October 23-29

April 25, 2017

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.

This year’s theme is an invitation to answer the question of what concrete benefits can be realized by making scholarly outputs openly available. “Open in order to…” serves as a prompt to move beyond talking about openness in itself and focus on what openness enables—in an individual discipline, at a particular institution, or in a specific context; then to take action to realize these benefits.

Last year’s “Open in action” theme encouraged 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 pledging to educate colleagues about Open Access. The 2017 theme will help build on that emphasis on action by identifying the end goals Open Access can enable and encouraging individuals and institutions to take steps to achieve those goals.

For more information about International Open Access Week, please visit http://www.openaccessweek.org/

 
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