Open Access Week 2015

It’s Open Access Week!

Open Access Week International LogoWhat’s Open Access? I’m so glad you asked! Open Access, or OA, is a publishing model  in which information is free to the reader. OA publishing proponents seek to remove the barriers to the distribution of research, allowing scholars to more efficiently build upon each other’s work and providing increased access to scholarship for researchers in non-traditional settings.

The Open Access movement inspires much conversation and debate. It encourages us to question and examine current practices and traditions in higher education, from scholarly publishing models to tenure review and promotion.

“‘Open Access’ to information – the free, immediate, online access to the results of scholarly research, and the right to use and re-use those results as you need – has the power to transform the way research and scientific inquiry are conducted. It has direct and widespread implications for academia, medicine, science, industry, and for society as a whole.” –

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