October 22nd, 2013 by John Carey
Now in its sixth year, Open Access Week is an international event designed to raise awareness of open access literature within the research community. Open access refers to scholarly literature that is online, digital, free of subscription charges, and free of most copyright and permissions barriers. For 2013, Open Access Week takes place from October 21st through October 27th.
The group SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) organizes multiple Open Access Week events every year; view their upcoming events here. Or, follow the conversation on twitter at #OAWeek.
In the meantime, explore these open access resources available from the Hunter libraries (you can also find these listed on the library’s Databases page):
- BioMed Central — publisher of 257 open access journals in science, technology, and medicine
- DOAJ – the Directory of Open Access Journals, now listing 9,919 journals (and counting) in sciences, humanities, and social sciences
- PLOS Journals — Public Library of Science, publisher of seven peer-reviewed open access journals, including PLOS ONE.