The Open Access Week Community To Hit Its Stride At This Year's Event

Luis Ibáñez | | October 21, 2013

A celebration of the open access movement, Open Access week hosts events that are aimed at highlighting how open access has transformed the landscape of society due to increased access to scientific research.

Why Open Access Week?

For the academic and research community (and anyone else interested)...

  • to continue to learn about the potential benefits of open access
  • to share what they’ve learned with colleagues
  • to help inspire wider participation in helping to make open access a new norm in scholarship and research

"Open access" to information—the free, immediate, online access to the results of scholarly research, and the right to use and re-use those results as you need—has the power to transform the way research and scientific inquiry are conducted. It has direct and widespread implications for academia, medicine, science, industry, and for society as a whole. (from the website)