International Open Access Week, Monday 19 – Sunday 25 October is an annual, global event to raise awareness about open access and to advocate for open access to be adopted as the norm in scholarship and research.



This year’s theme, ‘Open with Purpose: Taking Action to Build Structural Equity and Inclusion’, provides an opportunity to coordinate in taking action to make openness the default for research and to ensure that equity is at the centre of this work.


What’s on during Open Access Week 

Throughout Open Access Week, look out for daily posts from the Research and Knowledge Exchange Office blog on open access publication at the University of Westminster and the support we provide to researchers to achieve openness.

You will be able to learn more about open access monographs, openness and practice-based research, sharing and licensing your publications using the University of Westminster’s institutional repository, searching for open access literature and open data, and how guidelines published by the Global Indigenous Data Alliance can help social and political scientists working with First Nation and Indigenous Peoples to work towards openness ethically and responsibly.


Further Information

Follow the Research & Knowledge Exchange Office on twitter, and get involved using the hashtag #OAWeek

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