Open Access Week runs from October 24th-30th of this year. Held annually, this event provides an opportunity for members of academic and research communities to come together and learn about the benefits of Open Access research. Open Access refers to “the free, immediate, online access to the results of scholarly research, and the right to use and re-use those results as you need,” according to the International Open Access Week website. Free and easy access to information has transformative potential in academia, medicine, science, and industry, offering tremendous possibilities for connections and collaboration that might not otherwise be possible.
This year, the Open Access Week theme is Open for Climate Justice. The event’s goal is to encourage collaboration and connection among the climate movement. Tackling the climate crisis requires “the rapid exchange of knowledge across geographic, economic, and disciplinary boundaries,” which Open Access resources can help facilitate.
You can also find more information about Open Access resources at Rutgers here.