Open Access Week is an annual event advocating for free and immediate online access to research articles worldwide. The FAU Libraries will host two webinars to promote the benefits of Open Access and how to get started. Everyone on campus is invited to attend. Please register for each event separately. Both presentations will occur on Zoom.
Making Scholarly & Creative Work More Available: Introduction to Open Access
Monday, October 19, 2020 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Imagine a world where anyone can read scholarly or creative works without a subscription or paywall! This actually happens thanks to Open Access (OA) publishing! This presentation introduces OA, how to find OA publications to publish your work, and ways you can support and promote OA.
Open Access Funding: How to Pay (or Not) to Publish
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Open Access (OA) funding shifts the costs of publishing, but it doesn’t mean authors always have to pay! This presentation introduces Open Access funding models and ways authors can bypass the cost of publishing in OA.
Open Access (OA)
Open Access (OA) is defined as the free, immediate, and online availability of research articles and other scholarly or creative publications that have the rights to be fully and freely used in a digital, online environment (SPARC, n.d.). The open and unhindered availability of information will promote further research, encourage new creations, and improve lives.
Why OA? According to open-access organization SPARC and its affiliates, the OA movement is a response to the discrepancy between how information is used, its availability, and its means of being distributed.
SPARC (n.d.). Open access. https://sparcopen.org/open-access/
Also in This Guide:
Open Access (OA) Essentials
SHB Online (2019). What is open access? [Video]. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ne8kTJ0-fEM
OA Publishing Information for Authors
Background & Development of OA
Various governmental, scholarly, and professional organizations from around the world have published statements in support of OA. See the following for seminal statements.
Find Open Access Works
Did you know...?
...The FAU Libraries provides access to more than 70 OA publications! When looking through our A - Z database list, select "All Database Types" to limit your search examples.
Also, many of our subscribed journals provide hybrid OA, meaning that some articles are openly are freely available. Watch for the OA logo (orange padlock) for those and other available publications!
Workshops & Presentations on OA