Open Access Week 2019

Oct 20, 2019

Open for Whom? Equity in Open Knowledge.

October 21-27 is International Open Access Week (2019).   

Open Access Week, “a global event now entering its tenth year, is an opportunity for the academic and research community to continue to learn about the potential benefits of Open Access, to share what they’ve learned with colleagues, and to help inspire wider participation in helping to make Open Access a new norm in scholarship and research.”  

What is Open Access? 

Open Access (or OA) is the "free, immediate, online access to the results of scholarly research, and the right to use and re-use those results as you need – has the power to transform the way research and scientific inquiry are conducted. It has direct and widespread implications for academia, medicine, science, industry, and for society as a whole."

Learn about Open Access with this short video

The Kathryn A. Martin Library and OA

The Kathryn Martin Library participates in the institutional repository,  University Digital Conservancy (UDC),  which provides free public access and long-term preservation to works created at the University.   

You can also check out the Library Research Guide about Open Access

OA in the University of Minnesota System

The University of Minnesota Libraries Continuum has a great resource for OA week about making your scholarly research open and accessible.    

Making Your Articles Open Access

Publish in a fully open access journal: You can find open access journals at  Many of these journals do not charge author fees. The prevalence of fees (and their costs) varies by discipline.

Publish in your favorite journal and retain rights to share publicly: You can negotiate your publication agreement, or use an authors’ addendum to retain the right to share your work (and reuse without further permission in your own future works). Find more information and links to resources at

Learn about the UMN Open Access policy: This policy encourages authors to make their works openly available and creates some additional options that authors may invoke for sharing.

Making Your Books Open Access

Publish your book or textbook open access with the Libraries: University Libraries Publishing Services publish open monographs and open textbooks.

Do you have more questions about OA and/or sharing your scholarly research?

Great!  You can connect with our Scholarly Communications Librarian, Jodi Carlson Grebinoski [email protected] or (218)726-7880