Open Access Week

October 24 - 30, 2022 | Everywhere

Jennifer McLennan's Blog (47)

Administrators -- Ideas

  • Promote an open-access policy. Administrators can have a dramatic and lasting impact on scholarly communication by initiating or encouraging faculty to consider an institutional open-access policy. Open Access helps to ensure the best return on research dollars invested by your institution by opening up research results to the widest possible audience. Dozens of institutions – public and private, small and large, all over the globe – are adopting…

Added by Jennifer McLennan on April 24, 2010 at 6:30pm — 1 Comment

Publishers -- Ideas

Open Access Week is a great opportunity to highlight open-access publications, milestones and achievements, and for publishers to consider how Open Access can help increase the impact of what they publish.

  • The Public Library of Science has been a very active participant in Open Access Week since its second year, promoting participation around the world and using the event to highlight the birthdays of its two flagship journals – PLoS Medicine and PLoS Biology.
  • For OAWeek…

Added by Jennifer McLennan on April 24, 2010 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Students -- Ideas

  • In 2009, Open Access Week was the platform for the student Right to Research Coalition to announce that it had expanded to represent over 5 million students worldwide, with the commitments of the Canadian Federation of Students, the U.S. Students’ Association, and The International Association for Political Science Students.

    JOIN the coalition. Individual students, student governments, and student organizations are invited to sign The…

Added by Jennifer McLennan on April 24, 2010 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

Librarians -- Ideas

Librarians have played a crucial, leading role in advocating for Open Access worldwide. As a traditional focal point for scholarly communication innovation, libraries continue to exercise their leadership by encouraging faculty members, administrators, and students to engage in Open Access Week activities.

  • In 2009, librarians were the key drivers behind the remarkable height of participation in Open Access Week. By hosting Webcasts (Athabasca…

Added by Jennifer McLennan on April 24, 2010 at 5:00pm — No Comments


Welcome to the new site for Open Access Week, everyone! As you can see, we're still pulling things together, and don't yet have everything you need online. Please stand by for an announcement from SPARC when the site is fully loaded and ready to promote. THANKS for your support of Open Access Week 2010. We're so excited to work with you again.

Best wishes,
Jennifer (SPARC)

Added by Jennifer McLennan on April 6, 2010 at 10:46am — 1 Comment

Save the date -- Open Access Week 2010!

October 18 to 24 has been selected for International Open Access Week
2010. Stay tuned to this site for updates on the program and
registration when it opens.

Added by Jennifer McLennan on March 23, 2010 at 3:01pm — 2 Comments

Open Access Week 2015 Advisory Committee

SPARC would like to thank the following members of the 2015 International Open Access Week Advisory Committee:



Ginny Barbour

Australian Open Access Support Group…


Added by Jennifer McLennan on March 3, 2010 at 2:30pm — No Comments

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