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International Open Access Week 2023

International Open Access Week 2023

This year, the global research community celebrates Open Access Week from the 23rd to the 29th of October. The theme focuses on community over commercialisation and with this in mind, the Research Services Team in the Library have co-organised a week long series of events with Library colleagues from the University of Derby taking place from Monday to the Friday of the week. We are so excited to be joined by expert guest speakers and panelists from across the UK and Europe, including colleagues from the University of Derby and the University of Essex, to celebrate and showcase how Open Access and Open Research endeavors are challenging the status quo.

The theme for this year is particularly pertinent given the efforts that we have seen in recent months as institutions across the country and beyond continue to embrace Open Research practices and policies, implement Rights Retention to empower their researchers and contest outdated and outmoded norms in research assessment and the culture of research more generally. Please join us to take part in the celebrations!

Please see below for a condensed program of events co-hosted with the University of Derby. All booking is through their events calendar.

For full details, including speaker and panelist bios, please visit the event homepage via the links below where you can register. All sessions are being held online via Microsoft Teams and are open to everyone, including the public. Sessions will be recorded and shared post event.


Program of Events

Oct 23, 11:00am: Abeni Wickham- SciFree - Revolutionizing academic publishing, reducing costs for libraries, and empowering researchers. Book here.

Oct 24, 10:00am: Panel - Short Form Publications - Exploring challenges and progress in open access publishing. Book here.

Oct 25, 10:00am: Malvika Sharan - Open Science for Reproducible Research - Emphasizing transparency and ethical practices. Book here.

Oct 26, 11:30am: Panel - Open Access Books - Discussing benefits, challenges, and global access. Book here.

Oct 27, 2:00pm: Tim Fellows - Octopus - Innovative publishing model for collaboration and recognition. Book here.

Related LibGuide: Open Research by Hannah Crago

Monday 23 October 2023 Show more dates
All Day Event
Time Zone:
UK, Ireland, Lisbon Time (change)
  Academic Staff     Postgraduate - Research     Postgraduate - Taught     Public     Undergraduate  

Want to find out more about Open Access and the other aspects of Open Research? Take a look at our Open Research guide or get in touch with Essex's Research Support team on ressup@essex.ac.uk

Event Organizer

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Tom O'Toole-Mills

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