International Open Access Week Has Arrived!

Join the MSK Library in recognizing International Open Access Week being held October 19-25. We will be featuring five open access publications by MSK authors and will showcase one each day (Monday to Friday) as a Today’s Science Sparks on the Library Website. You can also browse the Today’s Science Sparks’ archives to find other open access articles.

International Open Access Week, a global event now entering its thirteenth year, is an opportunity for librarians and information professionals to engage with their communities about the benefits of open access and to increase awareness of the role open access plays in the scholarly communication ecosystem. This year’s theme is very timely, with a focus on “Open with Purpose: Taking Action to Build Structural Equity and Inclusion.”

If you want to learn more about other open access resources, please feel free to check out our Open Access LibGuide.  This subject-specific guide contains information about Predatory PublishingPreprints, and Info for MSK Authors.

I would also like to highlight MSK-related COVID-19 research publications, as these works are publicly available to both researchers and interested readers. As of October 14, MSK authors have contributed 184 works and we see this number growing at a steady pace.

Finally, if you wish to further embrace the open access week experience, you can participate by following the conversation on Twitter during this time frame and tweeting your thoughts. Don’t forget to include the official hashtag — #OAWeek.

Donna Gibson
Director of Library Services