On October 23 – 29, 2023, Johns Hopkins Libraries will celebrate International Open Access Week with libraries and researchers across the world. This year’s theme is “Community over Commercialization,” emphasizing community control over the ways scholarly knowledge is shared.

Open Access (OA) is an important feature of the ever-evolving scholarly communications ecosystem. More scholars are seeking ways to share their research output with others freely and without barriers to access; OA publications experience greater readership, which can increase impact. Funding agencies are increasingly requiring grant-funded publications and data to be shared publicly as well, for the benefit of humanity. The OA movement seeks to create an equitable, and ethical, future in which scholarship can be widely accessed and used. In considering community, we ask ourselves how commercialization is affecting scientific progress, academic freedom, and the public good.

During OA Week 2023, JH Libraries will share information and host events to help Hopkins researchers understand, create, and use OA scholarship. Highlights include:

Click the links above to register for each event.

See the full list of events and materials here: https://guides.library.jhu.edu/open-access/OA_Week

Stay tuned to this space all next week for guides on special topics such as the OSTP Nelson Memo, OA in the Humanities and Social Sciences, and ways researchers can increase access to their work.