24 October 2011

Open Access Week, 24-28 Oct. 2011

Today is the first day of Open Access Week. This annual event "provides an opportunity to learn about the benefits of Open Access, share new ideas and strategies, and inspire wider participation in establishing Open Access as the norm in scholarly communication."

For the past couple of years, I have used this week to 1) introduce the concept of Open Access (OA) to the forced migration community, 2) provide concrete examples of its relevance for and application in the forced migration context, and 3) encourage forced migration researchers to jump on the OA bandwagon.

This year, I will focus particularly on options that forced migration authors have at their disposal for rendering their work Open Access. For starters, here is an article of mine entitled "Open Access to Scholarly Research" that was just published in Forced Migration Review (FMR), a well-known serial publication in our field that also happens to be Open Access!

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