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October 2019 Blog Posts (32)


Added by Kanok Monirul Islam on October 27, 2019 at 8:31pm — No Comments

Open for Whom? Prompting Ourselves to Center Equity Year-Round

As Open Access Week begins to come to a close, we’ve been heartened to see so many productive discussions engaging with this year’s theme of “Open for Whom? Equity in Open Knowledge.” From numerous panels, presentations, and events to the publication of an entire book exploring the intersection of equity and openness (Contextualizing…


Added by Nick Shockey on October 25, 2019 at 9:00am — No Comments

Open Access Bangladesh: Thoughts on its Journey and Plans for the Future

Open Access Bangladesh started its journey on February 17, 2017 with a vision to work as a platform for advocating open access, open data and open education in Bangladesh. During its two and half year journey, Open Access Bangladesh gained the strength of solidarity as an organization working to promote openness in scholarly works by organizing events, workshops and seminars. Some programs worth mentioning arranged by Open Access Bangladesh are – ‘Workshop on Open Access- A useful tool for…


Added by Kanok Monirul Islam on October 25, 2019 at 7:16am — No Comments

Open Access Week: “Open for Whom?” considered through the eyes of Personas

As Nick Shockey notes in his 2019 Open Access Week blog post, considering “open for whom?” institution transition to open knowledge sharing platforms is essential. Journals and repositories that support the dissemination of open access peer-reviewed articles or licensed or public datasets are often designed with academic users in mind. However users of these resources…


Added by Kristi Holmes on October 25, 2019 at 12:15am — No Comments

What remains invisible controls us the most: What really drives research?

Exploring this year’s Open Access Week theme of “Open for Whom? Equity in Open Knowledge,” Antoinette Foster reflects on underlying, often-invisible causes of exclusion and marginalization in research and calls on each of us individually to do the important work of critical introspection as an important first step in working collectively to make research more inclusive.


Does scientific research allow space for everyone, regardless of race,…


Added by Antoinette Foster on October 24, 2019 at 9:22am — No Comments

University of Cape Coast, Sam Jonah Library Celebrate Open Access

We celebrated Open Access Week as part of the Library Week Celebration 2019.  We carried placards and shared information about open access.…


Added by Kwasi Opuni Karikari on October 24, 2019 at 9:00am — No Comments

Equity in Open Knowledge: A bridge between academics, practitioners and communities

I learnt about Open Access Week only now and I found this year’s theme “Open for Whom? Equity in Open Knowledge” especially exciting because one of the core principles of the organisation I work for and the journal we publish is that of knowledge production 'from the ground up'.

I work at the Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women (GAATW) – an international feminist NGO network based in Bangkok, Thailand, which advocates…


Added by Borislav Gerasimov on October 23, 2019 at 3:12pm — No Comments


What are Open Textbooks?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the cost of college textbooks rose 88% between 2006 and 2016. The high cost of required textbooks leads many students to forgo purchasing textbooks altogether, take fewer courses, or even drop or fail a course.

Open textbooks are a solution to some of these academic and financial concerns students face today.

As defined by the …


Added by Jay Bhatt on October 23, 2019 at 8:42am — No Comments

Open Access Success Stories! Academic Works at New York City College of Technology, CUNY

an interview by Profs. Monica Berger and Maura Smale, Library, New York City College of Technology, CUNY 

Wouldn’t it be great if your scholarship was highlighted in The Chronicle of Higher Education? Last April, Dr. Maura Smale, Chief Librarian and Library Chair at New York City College of Technology, City University of New York (CUNY), received wide publicity for her…


Added by Monica Berger on October 23, 2019 at 5:12am — No Comments

Open Access Week Baked Goods - Retrospective

Here is a small collection of OA themed goodies over the years. Shout out to Gettysburg College’s 2014…


Added by Donna Okubo on October 23, 2019 at 2:39am — No Comments

JPCOAR OAWeek2019 special contents

I am happy to announce that JPCOAR issues OAWeek2019 special contents on its website. (Japanese Only)

original poster


original goods etc.

special interview:…


Added by JPCOAR on October 22, 2019 at 6:06pm — No Comments

Conversatorio Manifiesto Bibliotecario por la Ciencia Abierta

Nuestro propósito es elaborar y difundir un manifiesto bibliotecario Latinoamericano por la ciencia abierta, en el marco de la Declaración de Panamá, que permita establecer lineamientos de trabajo y compromisos del sector basado en el el conocimiento como bien común y por tanto indispensable en el desarrollo de los individuos y la sociedad en su conjunto.

Los invitamos a participar…


Added by Fernando-Ariel López on October 22, 2019 at 10:03am — No Comments

Journal Editorial Boards: Is There Space for Geographic Diversity?

I would like to start this post providing some social and personal context. I am a researcher located in Chile, South America. As of Friday October 18th,my country’s democracy has been under threat. The military  are out on the streets and there is a curfew in place that limits our freedom throughout five major cities. This extreme repression has resulted in 11 deaths, 84 people were wounded by gunshots and more than 1,000 detained. Also, I would like to…


Added by Bárbara Rivera López on October 22, 2019 at 8:30am — No Comments

7 Steps Towards Greater Equity in OA Publishing: Join Scholastica in highlighting key OA initiatives

OA Week is a time for stakeholders in scholarly communication to come together to discuss the present and future state of research access, as well as to initiate and facilitate activities promoting open scholarship. This year’s theme “Open for Whom? Equity in Open Knowledge” explores the importance of not…


Added by Danielle Padula on October 22, 2019 at 4:20am — No Comments

How open access journals can increase Africa’s research impact

This article was first published in ecancermedicalscience, (2019), vol 13, ed93

African oncology professionals face significant…


Added by Katie Foxall on October 22, 2019 at 4:03am — No Comments

¿Abierto para quien? Open For Whom?

The theme for the 2019 International Open Access Week, October 21-27, is…


Added by Carol Minton Morris on October 22, 2019 at 3:16am — No Comments

Welcome to Open Access Week at PRIO!

To mark this year’s OA Week, the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) will be publishing a series of short blog posts exploring different aspects of the debates about open access and open science that are happening here at PRIO.

PRIO has long been a pioneer of open science, particularly of open data. In this week’s first blog post, Research Professor …


Added by David Allen on October 22, 2019 at 2:00am — No Comments

Transparency and access in peer review

Peer review is intended to enhance and validate reports of new scientific studies, and it is the basis upon which journal editors decide what should and should not be published. As a human endeavour it can be susceptible to error or bias, and in recent years it has often been argued that the solution to perceived problems with fairness and quality in peer review is to make it fully open – in other words, to extend open access to peer review.

Fully open peer review means publishing the…


Added by Simon Harris on October 21, 2019 at 10:53pm — No Comments

International Open Access Week Celebrating in Bangladesh

Open Access Bangladesh Celebrating International Open Access Week with full of enthusiasm. To reach Open Access movement to the mass people, OAB arranged an awareness talk-show in countries most popular Television Channel  G-tv. It was about an hour long program where OAB President Monirul Islam Kanok and Vice-President MM Asadullah described about Open Access movement, its necessity to the country like Bangladesh and what to do for strengthening the movement.

Mr. Moinuddin Chowdhury,…


Added by MM Asadullah on October 21, 2019 at 5:28pm — No Comments

Annual Reviews’ journey toward open access: the evolution of a nonprofit mission

OA Week has always meant a great deal to me personally because I helped to create the first ever event during my tenure at PLOS. For the last couple of years, I’ve posted my annual …


Added by Liz Allen on October 21, 2019 at 6:17am — No Comments

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