Open Access Week: October 23-29

open access week

International Open Access Week will be celebrated Oct. 23 – 29, 2017!

This year's theme "Open in order to..." invites us to consider beneficial outcomes of making scholarship openly available to all. Perhaps your goal is to improve population health, ensure access to knowledge, enhance collaboration and networking, or increase your scholarly impact. Feel free to share your goals using the hashtag #OpenInOrderTo and follow other OA news at #OAWeek or

For specific actions to reach these goals, consider:

  • Fully participating in Duke's OA Policy - Each faculty member grants the University permission to make scholarly articles available through a public repository (database) of manuscripts, fulfilling the Faculty of Duke University’s commitment to disseminating its research and scholarship.
  • Negotiating your author rights when publishing.
  • Depositing your scholarly outputs through Scholars@Duke. This site has a tool to help you determine if the journal has provided you with the rights to do this.
  • Applying for COPE funds to make your work open access. COPE funds are available through an application process to Duke authors and supported by Duke University Libraries, the Office of the Provost, the School of Medicine and the School of Nursing.
  • Making sure articles funded by NIH grants and contracts are compliant with the NIH Public Access Policy.
  • Reading more about being part of the OA movement by visiting our guide on Open Access and Scholarly Communications @ Duke.