OCT. 22 - 26

JHU marks international Open Access Week

Discussions, workshops, and other events support university's commitment to open and transparent scholarship

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To encourage Johns Hopkins faculty to embrace the possibilities—and understand the practicalities—of making sure the public has open access to research, the Sheridan Libraries, the Welch Medical Library, and the Johns Hopkins Alliance for a Healthier World are sponsoring a series of discussions, workshops, and other events during international Open Access Week, Oct. 22 to 26.

The university on July 1 enacted a new open access policy that calls for full-time Johns Hopkins faculty to make sure their scholarly, peer-reviewed articles are available in an online portal that provides free access to published research. This policy supports the university's commitment to open and transparent scholarship that is readily available to scholars, policymakers, and interested laypeople around the world.

Organizers are inviting faculty members to participate in events throughout Open Access Week, which is supported internationally by the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition, or SPARC. They include:

Monday: Open Access and Health Equity, a panel discussion and lunch at the Bloomberg School of Public Health, East Baltimore campus

Tuesday: Working in a Wider World: Three Stories of Freely Sharing Research, a panel discussion and lunch at the Eisenhower Library, Homewood campus

Wednesday: Paywall: The Business of Scholarship, a film screening and discussion at the Brody Learning Commons, Homewood

Thursday: Open Science Framework (OSF): A Platform for Collaborative and Reproducible Research, a hands-on workshop at the Brody Learning Commons, Homewood

Thursday: Faculty Conversations on Teaching—Alternatives to Traditional Textbooks, a Lunch and Learn session at Levering Hall, Homewood

Friday: From Open Access to Open Science—Opportunities for Health Equity, a panel discussion at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, East Baltimore

In addition, on Thursday, librarians at the Eisenhower and Welch libraries are offering to help faculty use Johns Hopkins' Public Access Submission System, or PASS to put their work in the university's online repository as part of Deposit Day

Event details are on the Office of the Provost website.