Celebrating Open Access Week 2022: Open for Climate Justice

Post Date:
Oct 24, 2022

The theme of OA Week is “Open for Climate Justice”. As described on the international Open Access Week website:

Climate Justice is an explicit acknowledgement that the climate crisis has far-reaching effects, and the impacts are “not be[ing] borne equally or fairly, between rich and poor, women and men, and older and younger generations,” as the UN notes. These power imbalances also affect communities’ abilities to produce, disseminate, and use knowledge around the climate crisis. Openness can create pathways to more equitable knowledge sharing and serve as a means to address the inequities currently shaping the impacts of climate change, and how we’re responding to them.

This year’s focus on Climate Justice seeks to encourage connection and collaboration among the climate movement and the international open community. Sharing knowledge is a human right, and tackling the climate crisis requires exchanging knowledge rapidly across geographic, economic, and disciplinary boundaries while minimizing barriers to this vital collaboration.

Local Events

Friday, October 28 from 12-1 pm ET Drop in on Mark Swartz, Scholarly Publishing Librarian and Jane Reeves, Reference Assistant (Digital Initiatives and Open Scholarship) to talk about the various OA services and supports available through Queen’s University Library. Bring questions about anything OA related, including:

Click here to join the meeting on Friday, October 28 from 12-1 ET.

Event Highlights from around the world

In support of this theme, there are a wide range of events happening around the world. You can find a full list on the OA week events page.

Further Reading

OA Climate Books

OA Climate Journals

PKP is a multi-university initiative developing (free) Open Source software and conducting research to improve the quality and reach of scholarly publishing. For Open Access Week, PKP have highlighted a collection of climate-related open scholarship published using PKP’s open-source publishing platforms. 

Examples of OA Climate related journals:

For assistance locating more open access journals, contact your subject librarian.

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