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The University Library focuses on Open Access Week

Open access is an important issue for Stockholm University and the University Library. During this year's international Open Access Week, the library organizes lectures, a panel discussions and more on the subject.

Two open hands in bright coulours.
Photo: Tim Mossholder, Unsplash

This year's theme for Open Access Week 2021 (October 25-31) is "It matters how we open knowledge: Building structural equity". The focus is therefore on how to achieve open access, and in a way that is fair based on the different conditions that exist in the research world.

Panel discussion about open access within Stockholm Trio University Alliance

The topic is examined in more detail in a panel discussion that is carried out by Stockholm Trio University Alliance. Researchers from Karolinska Institutet, KTH and Stockholm University participate.

October 28 - It matters how we open knowledge: A panel discussion on open access and equity

The panel discussion that took place online was recorded and can now be watched afterwards. This version is subtitled in English.

Podcast, Instagram and Stockholm University Press

Also in the podcast Bakom bokhyllan, we shed light on the subject, through an interview with Paula Uimonen, Professor of Social Anthropology at Stockholm University. She has published several books open access, the latest of which at Stockholm University Press. (The podcast is in Swedish). 

Podcast Bakom bokhyllan #38 Special on open access and global equity 

Stockholm University Press is Stockholm University's own open access publisher, and they will also put some attention to Open Access Week on their blog during the week.

Stockholm University Press Blog

During Open Access Week, the university library is also guest editors for Stockholm University's official Instagram account. Feel free to follow us there and learn more about open access!

Go to the Instagram account

The library pays for publishing charges

Also, do not miss the short, but solid lunch lecture of 15 minutes about the library's publishing agreements. Particularly interesting for you who are a researcher at Stockholm University and are interested in open access publishing.

October 29 - 15 minutes about the library's publishing agreements

Our Library Director Wilhelm Widmark, who is also Senior Advisor to the President with operational responsibility for Open Science at the university, is one of the conference speakers at Basel Sustainable Publishing Forum: Opening Access, 25 October.

Learn more about open access

En bokhög som har en kedja och ett uppbrutet lås runt sig
Photo: Karl Edqvist

If you want to know more about open science and how Stockholm University and the library work with open access, we have gathered all the information here:

Open science at Stockholm University 

For more information on Open Access Week, visit their official website:

Open Access Week