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Open Access Week

Friday, October 23rd

Open Access Week comes to a close on day 5, but you can continue to support open access publishing every day!  Consider making your next article open access and work only with pubishers who share your values. 

Please contact Lindsay Barnett with questions!

Thursday, October 22nd

Open Access Week is winding down on day 4, but there are more simple actions you can take to show your support for open access!

  • Watch this short informational video below on negotiating author's rights with the SPARC Author Addendum!
  • Reach out to your liaison for more information on library support for open access! 
  • Don't forget to take the OA trivia quiz by Friday, October 25th and be entered into a drawing to win a $25 gift card!

Use the virtual whiteboard to communicate with the library and your peers and contact Lindsay Barnett with questions!

Wednesday, October 21st

Welcome to day 3 of Open Access Week.  Continue to show your support for open access publishing!

  • Did you know that while on the Yale network you have seamless access to all of our subscribed materials?  Much of the research you interact with daily is paywalled and available only to those affiliated with institutions that can afford it.  Open access publishing creates more equitable landscape in which research is available to all.  
  • Ask a friend or family member without university affiliation to search for academic articles in your field.  What was their experience?  
  • Don't forget to take the OA trivia quiz by Friday, October 25th and be entered into a drawing to win a $25 gift card!

Use the virtual whiteboard to communicate with the library and your peers and contact Lindsay Barnett with questions!

Tuesday, October 20th

Our celebration of Open Access Week continues on day 2!  Here are more action items you can take to show your support of open access:

  • Are you a journal editor?  What are your journal's policies on open access publishing?  Is this information easy for authors to find?
  • Have you published open access before?  What was your experience?
  • Don't forget to take the OA trivia quiz by Friday, October 25th and be entered into a drawing to win a $25 gift card!

Use the virtual whiteboard to communicate with the library and your peers and contact Lindsay Barnett with questions!

Monday, October 19th

Celebrate Open Access Week with us! The Open Access movement helps researchers make their work free for others to read and use. Learn more at SPARC. We will be posting simple daily action items you can take to support open access!

  • Today, use ShareYourPaper.org to share your last paper easily and while respecting journal policies.
  • Share your thoughts on open access with the official hashtag, #OAweek.
  • Test your knowledge of open access with our OA trivia quiz by Friday, October 25th and be entered into a drawing to win a $25 gift card!

Have questions about open access or want to share your opinions?  Use this virtual whiteboard to communicate with the library and your peers.

Please check back every day this week for new challenges and contact Lindsay Barnett with questions!