From October 23-29, International Open Access Week 2023, under the banner "Community over Commercialisation," sparks vital discussions about balancing public and academic interests against commercial profits in scholarly work.
Supported by 193 UNESCO Member States, the Recommendation on Open Science vigorously defends community interests. It warns against unequal profit extraction from public science ventures, and champions collaborative, non-commercial publishing.
The week confronts critical issues like equitable knowledge production and ethical business models while safeguarding academic freedom and personal data. It stands not just as an event, but as a call to action, urging engagement in dialogues and initiatives that promote community-centric knowledge-sharing platforms throughout the year.
More details on Open Access Week's official website: http://openaccessweek.org. Join the discussion with #OAWeek on Twitter.
Anticipating REF 2028 Open Access Policy
As we await guidance on the REF 2028 open access policy for outputs, adherence to the REF 2021 open access policy guidance is advised for submissions of journal articles or conference papers from January 1, 2021. The existing policy applies until updated information becomes available and will be shared promptly once released. The policy can be found here:
REF: Open Access Compliancy - Publishing and Research Dissemination - University of Bolton Library at The University of Bolton
Open Access drop-in session
Navigate the complex world of open access with Research Librarian Richard Wyatt during Open Access Week's drop-in session. Whether you’re an experienced researcher, a curious student, or anyone eager to navigate the open-access landscape, this online session is your gateway to explore, inquire, and deepen your understanding. Ensure to book your virtual spot to ask any questions you may have about open access.
📅 When: October 26th
⏰ Time: 12:30-13:30
📍 Where: Open Access Week – Drop in session - University of Bolton - University of Bolton Library - University of Bolton Library