Open Access Week

October 23 - 29, 2023 | Everywhere

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 Knowledge and Building Structural Equity: This Week & Beyond

This year’s International Open Access Week theme “It Matters How We Open Knowledge: Building Structural Equity” highlights the individual and collective action required in our approach, decisions, actions, and investments in knowledge sharing to ensure that equity is foundational. Pursuing structural equity requires global conversations and collaboration to understand the different needs that different communities have in knowledge sharing systems and design…


Posted by Lese Fandel on October 25, 2021 at 8:30am

2021 Open Access Week Theme to be “It Matters How We Open Knowledge: Building Structural Equity”

The 2021 Open Access Week Advisory Committee is pleased to announce that the theme for this year’s International Open Access Week, to be held October 25-31, will be “It Matters How We Open Knowledge: Building Structural Equity.”



Posted by Lese Fandel on August 12, 2021 at 5:30am

Thème de la Semaine de l’open access 2021: "L’importance de notre façon d’ouvrir la connaissance: construisons l'équité structurelle"

Le Comité consultatif de la Semaine de l’open access 2021 a le plaisir d’annoncer que le thème de la Semaine internationale de l’open access de cette année, qui se tiendra du 25 au 31 octobre, est "L’importance de notre façon d’ouvrir la connaissance: construisons l'équité structurelle".…


Posted by Lese Fandel on August 12, 2021 at 5:35am

2021年オープンアクセス・ウィークのテーマは「いかに知識をオープンにするか 構造的公平性の構築を目指して

2021年オープンアクセス・ウィーク諮問委員会は、10月25日~31日に開催される今年の国際オープンアクセス・ウィークのテーマを 「いかに知識をオープンにするか 構造的公平性の構築を目指して」と決定しました。…


Posted by Lese Fandel on August 12, 2021 at 5:34am

Тема Недели открытого доступа 2021 года “Это имеет значение как мы получаем наши знания: Построение Структурной Справедливости”

Консультативный комитет "Недели открытого доступа 2021" года с удовольствием уведомляет что темой этой международной недели, которая состоится 25-31 октября этого года, будет “Это имеет значение как мы получаем наши знания: Построение Структурной Справедливости”.…


Posted by Lese Fandel on August 12, 2021 at 5:26am

Latest Activity

Moheen Reeyad posted an event

Bangla Wikipedia Open Access Week Edit-a-thon 2023 at Bangladesh

October 23, 2023 at 12am to October 29, 2023 at 12pm
As part of the Open Access Week, there will be an online edit-a-thon in Bangla Wikipedia which aims to increase content on Open Access-related topics as well as enhance the quality of the existing articles. Anyone can join the event!See More
Oct 2, 2023
Veliswa Tshetsha posted an event

UP 2022 Open Access Colloquium at South Africa

October 26, 2022 from 1pm to 5pm
The UP 2022 Open Access Colloquium is an opportunity for the academic and research community to continue to learn about the potential benefits of Open Access, Open Data - Open Science, to share what they’ve learned with colleagues, and to help inspire wider participation in helping to make Open Access and contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals a new norm in scholarship and research.See More
Oct 18, 2022
APSOHA posted an event

Journée d'étude FLORENCE PIRON at Cameroon

April 26, 2022 all day
À tous ceux et celles qui ont connu Florence Piron et ses travaux sur : la justice cognitive – le développement local durable – les savoirs locaux – la science ouverte – le libre accès – le genre, etc.; voici bientôt un an qu’elle nous a quittés, en nous léguant une immense richesse scientifique.Il nous revient d’entretenir et de faire évoluer cet héritage au fil des années et des générations. C’est dans ce sens qu’une Journée internationale d’étude Florence Piron, sera célébrée chaque 26…See More
Apr 19, 2022
Louw Lombaard posted blog posts
Mar 24, 2022
Monali Ghosh posted a blog post

How does a researcher benefit from Open Access?

Over the last two decades, enabling Open Access has become a major objective for funders, universities, and research institutions alike leading to the rapid growth of open access journals and repositories. At its simplest OA means free and unrestricted access to research and scholarly output without any or minimal legal implications. Open Access resources are available online free to anyone willing to read it. OA shatters the access barriers associated with scientific publishing. Before diving…See More
Mar 24, 2022
Ariana Krasniqi posted an event

Why Should I Care About Open Access? at 4

March 10, 2022 from 3pm to 4pm
Open Access (OA) is transforming the research landscape, and with various administrative tasks such as managing compliance, checking payment eligibility, investigating agreements, and reporting, no wonder it can be difficult for researchers to navigate it all!Join us as we kick off our first out of four webinars in our new series. We’ll start at the very beginning by looking into the basics of OA – because what exactly is OA, and what does it mean for the publishing journey? During this…See More
Mar 3, 2022
Ariana Krasniqi posted a status
Mar 3, 2022
Ariana Krasniqi posted an event

Webinar: Making Open Access Agreements More Transparent for Authors at 4

January 27, 2022 from 3pm to 4pm
ncreasingly, institutions, consortia, and funders sign agreements with publishers to cover the full or partial cost of Article Processing Charges (APCs) for their authors to publish articles in open access. According to the ESAC market watch, in 2021 over 160,000 articles were published in open access via such agreements. Title lists of eligible journals vary from agreement to agreement and don't always include all of the publisher's journals - which makes it difficult for authors to understand…See More
Jan 12, 2022
Monali Ghosh posted a blog post

Examining the benefits and barriers for the implementation of Open Educational Resources

With the rapid advancement of digitalization, the future of textbooks is unlikely to be a printed, rigid form. Especially after the havoc Covid-19 created, the world is ready to shift towards an online and digital means of education, and Open Educational Resources are sure to play an important role in this transformation.What is an OER? UNESCO defines “Open Educational Resources (OER) as teaching, learning, and research…See More
Jan 4, 2022
Vera Maria da Silva Batalha posted a blog post

2021 Open Access Week celebration at Iscte - University Institute of Lisbon (Portugal)

In Portugal, the University Institute of Lisbon (Iscte) celebrates the 2021 International Open Access Week by promoting several initiatives to disseminate information on Open Access and Open Publishing within the University's scientific and academic communities.These initiatives are promoted by…See More
Nov 10, 2021
East West University Library posted a blog post

Congratulations to the winners of the Open Access Week 2021's Escape Room Challenge!

East West University Library has celebrated International Open Access Week from 25 October to 31 October 2021 following the theme "It Matters How We Open Knowledge: Building Structural Equity". There were various events, including promoting the essential benefits of using "Open Educational Resources" through EWU library social media tools and an "Escape Room…See More
Nov 10, 2021
Université Gustave Eiffel - IST posted an event

Open Access Week à l’Université Gustave Eiffel at France

November 15, 2021 to November 19, 2021
A l’occasion de l’Open Access Week, l’Université Gustave Eiffel propose :Un parcours de 9 posters avec trois thèmes à explorer :Je découvre : Qu’est-ce que c’est ? Pourquoi ? Pour qui ? ...Je publie : Quelles sont les versions d’un article ? Quelles sont les politiques des financeurs ?Je recherche : Des outils (moteurs et extensions de navigateurs) pour trouver rapidement les documents en libre accès.Des rencontres-échanges sur le sujet avec les documentalistes.Deux quizz sur le sujet :…See More
Nov 8, 2021
James MacGregor posted blog posts
Nov 1, 2021
Massimo Menichinelli posted an event

Open Access, Open Science, RRI, Horizon Europe projects at Spain

October 28, 2021 from 2pm to 4pm
Publishing scientific articles and other publications as Open Access has become an established practice so much that it is now even a requirement for peer-reviewed publications in Horizon Europe projects. There are still however many doubts and questions about how to adopt the Open Access approach in the most useful and strategic way for each researcher. This session by Massimo Menichinelli (Research Fellow at RMIT University…See More
Oct 29, 2021



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