Open Access Week 2016: “Open in Action”

Kyle Brady
Tuesday 31 May 2016
http://www.openaccessweek.org CC BY 4.0

The theme of Open Access Week 2016 will be “Open in Action”. Open Access Week is an international initiative designed to raise the profile of Open Access and push towards publishing ‘open by default’.

Open Access Weeks have always encouraged action as well as words. But this year’s OAW takes this a step further, encouraging all stakeholders to take positive concrete steps to make their research openly available and to encourage others to follow suit. “Open in action” is about highlighting the actual concrete examples of how Open Access is being promoted by researchers, librarians, and students alike, whether through depositing accepted manuscripts, running open access journals, providing training and guidance, etc…

“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,” said Heather Joseph, Executive Director of SPARC. “This year’s theme will help showcase these actions, the individuals who are leading by example, and the ways this openness advances science and scholarship.” (www.sparcopen.org CC BY 4.0)

Open Access Week is celebrated by individuals, publishers, and institutions all over the world. If you want to find out more or get involved visit the website: www.openaccessweek.org. If you have any ideas about events in St Andrews please get in touch with us, email us at openaccess@st-andrews.ac.uk.

Open Access Week 2016 will be held between 24-30 October. 

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