UCSF Library Marks 2012 Open Access Week, October 22-26

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Join the UCSF Library as we participate in the sixth annual Open Access Week from October 22-26. International Open Access Week offers an opportunity for the academic and research community to continue to learn about 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. Hear about open access from one of its most prominent supporters, UCSF Nobel laureate Harold Varmus.

Open Access (OA) journals are peer-reviewed and their articles are freely accessible online, making them easy to access, share, and use in subsequent research. OA is an alternative to the traditional subscription model, which has become unsustainable as subscription costs surpass library budgets. Some OA journals charge article processing fees to cover their costs, while others are subsidized by the publishing organization. The UCSF Library provides discounts on some publication fees through its memberships and subscriptions.

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The online 2012 OA Week kick-off event starts at 1pm on Monday, October 22, hosted by the World Bank, which has an open access policy for publications and data.

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