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Open Access Guide

A guide to selected open access and freely available resources.

Selected News

International Open Access Week 2021


The theme for this year’s International Open Access Week, to be held October 25-31, is “It Matters How We Open Knowledge: Building Structural Equity.

For more information about International Open Access Week, please visit

An introduction to open access

  • Open access (OA) means making research publications freely available so anyone can benefit from reading and using research.
  • Open access is part of a wider ‘open’ movement to encourage free exchange of knowledge and resources in order to widen access and encourage creativity.
  • The image below shows eight benefits of open access:

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