This week is International Open Access Week, which runs from October 23rd-29th and aims to raise the visibility of open scholarship and accelerate research through events and campaigns. This year, the theme for International Open Access Week is ‘Open in order to…’.
As described by SPARC on the Open Access Week website, this year’s initiative invites the Open Access community to answer the question of what concrete benefits can be realised by making scholarly outputs openly available, recognises the diverse contexts and communities within which the shift to Open Access is occurring, and encourages specific discussion that will be most effective locally.
With this in mind, OASPA asked our members to answer the prompt ‘Open in order to…’. The diverse results, illuminating a wide range of reasons why the organisations we represent around the world work to make research openly accessible, can be found below.
The above is available as a downloadable PDF here.