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Open Access Week

Open Access Week, a global event now entering its ninth 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. Open Access to information – 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.

Stephen, what are your thoughts on Open Access?

Stephen Hwang, former Rector of Linnaeus University, shares his thoughts on Open Access in this video interview.

What do you think about Open Access?

The University Library asked three of Linnaeus University's researchers some questions about Open Access.

Statistics from DiVA

The charts below show the development of Open Access publishing for scientific articles and chapters on Lnu during 2011-2015.

During the same time period, the most used OA journals on Lnu are PLoS ONE (48 articles), Svensk Idrottsforskning (26 articles), and International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being (13 articles).

Percentage OA of total scientific articles

Bar chart showing percentage Open Access of scientific articles in DiVA, years 2011-2015

Percentage OA of total scientific chapters

Bar chart showing percentage Open Access of scientific chapters in DiVA, years 2011-2015