24 October 2016

News: Open Access Week 2016

This year's Open Access week runs from 24-30 October. The 2016 theme, "Open in Action," is "about taking concrete steps to open up research and scholarship and encouraging others to do the same." To provide discipline-specific examples of "concrete steps," I plan to highlight some of the ways that forced migration authors are already committing to Open Access.

But to start off, here are several resources that discuss the benefits of Open Access more generally for various audiences:

"How Open Science Helps Researchers Succeed," eLife, 5:e16800 (July 2016)

"The Academic, Economic and Societal Impacts of Open Access: An Evidence-based Review," version 3, F1000Research, 5:632 (Sept. 2016)

The Open Access Citation Advantage Service (SPARC Europe)

Open Access Scholarly Information Sourcebook (OASIS, 2009)

Why Open Access? (Right to Research Coalition)

Tagged Publications and Web Sites/Tools.

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