Celebrating International Open Access Week 2023

Open for Climate Justice 


Open access (OA) literature is “digital, online, free of charge, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions” but producing it is never free. To date, OA scholarship has taken the form of digital journals, archives, and repositories, as well as monographs, articles, textbooks, and other forms of scholarly output—all products of the collaborative relationships between authors, publishers, reviewers, and other key OA supporters. 

International Open Access Week is an advocacy event organized by the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC), which works across the globe to encourage open access publishing. This year’s theme “seeks to encourage connection and collaboration among the climate movement and the international open community,” acknowledging that “sharing knowledge is a human right, and tackling the climate crisis requires the rapid exchange of knowledge across geographic, economic, and disciplinary boundaries.” 

Created as a virtual replacement for Emory’s in-person annual OA Week event in 2020, this site continues to provide a sampling of the collaborative work done to support inclusive open access publishing across the university. Hear from Emory faculty funded through the TOME subvention, offered through Digital Publishing in the Humanities; learn about the open access digital journals and publishing platforms developed at and supported by the Emory Center for Digital Scholarship; and explore recent articles by faculty, staff, and students supported by Emory’s Open Access Publishing Fund.