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Open Access Week 2016

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Open Access (OA) provides the world with free, unrestricted access to research materials. Making research free gives everyone equal access to current, high-quality knowledge and provides researchers with the opportunity to increase the visibility and impact of their work.

Open Access Week is a global event to raise awareness and make OA the new norm in scholarship and research. This year’s theme is ‘Open in Action’, which highlights the ways in which individuals can support OA. The week will be held from 24 - 30 of October.

What does UTS Library do to support Open Access?

UTS Library manages OPUS (Open Publications of UTS Scholars), the University’s repository of UTS-authored research. UTS Library works with authors to provide free online access to as many of the works as possible, through search engines such as Google Scholar.

UTS Library manages UTS ePRESS, Australasia’s leading publisher of scholarly, open access journals. Currently publishing open access journals, student journals and a growing range of eBooks and conference proceedings – all for free. 

The UTS Open Access Policy
Implemented by UTS Library in 2013, the UTS Open Access Policy provides guidance on the requirements and practices of the University to help provide worldwide access to the research and output of staff and students.

Find out more about Open Access and the benefits of publishing open through our Open Access pages.