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Open Access Week 2021

Open Access Week 2021


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What is it?

Open Access is a growing international movement that uses the Internet to throw open the locked doors that once hid knowledge. Encouraging the unrestricted sharing of research results with everyone, the Open Access movement is gaining ever more momentum around the world as research funders and policy makers put their weight behind it. (SPARC, About Open Access Week, retrieved October 2021)

Explore the Open Access; Open Science, Open Data; and Open Education tabs in this guide to learn more about these interrelated concepts and about principles and practices for open research, teaching, and learning.

What is Open Access?

Scientific Publishing and the History of Open Access

"The Rise of Open Access" by Randall Munroe. Read more about this comic here.