International Open Access Week Highlights Open Scholarship over Commercialization

International Open Access Week 2023, set for Oct. 23-29 with the theme of “Community over Commercialization,” encourages a candid conversation about which approaches to open scholarship prioritize the best interests of the public and the academic community—and which do not, say organizers.

This year’s theme provides “an opportunity to join together, take action, and raise awareness around the importance of community control of knowledge-sharing systems,” according to the Open Access Week website.

“Open access scholarship is the key to advancements in knowledge,” said WSU Libraries Dean Jay Starratt.

Learn more information about International Open Access Week 2023 and open access in general by visiting the main OA Week website, the SPARC website, or the WSU Libraries’ library guide.

International Open Access Week seeks to connect the global momentum toward the open sharing of knowledge with the advancement of policy changes and the importance of social issues affecting people around the world. The event is celebrated by individuals, institutions, and organizations around the world, and its organization is led by a global advisory committee.

A partial representation of open access articles by general research area published by WSU researchers between 2000 and 2023 (Source: Web of Science).