Singapore Celebrates International Open Access Week

Join us in celebrating

International Open Access Week, Oct 20-26, 2014

Did you know ….

–  Individual articles can often be made Open Access (OA) by the author, even if they are published in a subscription based journal

–  Most journal publishers (eg. Elsevier, Sage, Springer) allow authors to deposit a version of their articles in an institutional repository

–  Once in a repository, articles can be discovered via Google / Google Scholar, and the full text can be freely accessed

–  Greater access means a larger potential readership, and may lead to more citations

How much do you know about Open Access?

Test your knowledge by taking NTU’s OA Quiz between Oct 20 – 31, 2014, and stand a chance to win an iPad Mini!

Other institutions in Singapore celebrating International OA Week include :

For more information about Open Access Week and OA in general:

  • Open Access Week: A global annual event which aims to raise awareness on the potential benefits of OA.
  • Open Access Directory: A comprehensive and up-to-date wiki on all matters relating to OA.
  • Open Access at NTU: Resources and services from NTU Libraries.
  • ROARMAP: A registry of OA mandates adopted by research funders and institutions around the world (including Singapore).
  • A*STAR OA Policy: Effective from 1 Aug 2013.
  • SPARC: An international alliance of academic and research libraries working to create a more open system of scholarly communication.
  • Richard Poynder’s blog: Poynder has been described as the “chronicler, conscience, and gadfly laureate” of the OA movement. The blog captures his writings and interviews with funding & research administrators, researchers & scientists, and publishers on matters related to OA.