Open Access Week

Open Access week! Release your research – boost your visibility

Monday 24 Oct 16
This week, 24 - 30 October, is International Open Access Week. Join us in celebrating the event at DTU Library

Open Access – what is it?
Open Access is about giving free access to online literature without subscriptions or other restrictions to the end-user. Publishing Open Access does not compromise your scientific integrity – your research will still be peer-reviewed. You can publish your work Open Access either by depositing the accepted, peer-reviewed version of your article in a repository (e.g. DTU Orbit) or in an Open Access journal.

Open Access is not only relevant when you want to publish your research. Open Access is also important when you need to find literature. Open Access means wider access to - and better utilization of – research.

DTU departments and the Danish National Strategy
DTU endorses the Danish National Open Access Strategy and during the Open Access Week, DTU Library will circulate updated Open Access-figures to all DTU departments, encouraging them to work towards meeting the official goals. The National Strategy states that by 2017, 80 % of Danish peer-reviewed scientific articles must be available Open Access; by 2022, all articles must comply with this goal.

Learn more
Every day during the Open Access Week, DTU Library’s information consultants will be available in the library hall in Lyngby for assistance, tips and advice on a variety of issues related to Open Access. Feel free to join us - from 11.30 to12.30!

Stay tuned and learn more about Green Open Access, Golden Open Access, funder requirements, post-prints via DTU Library’s news flow.

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