Open Access Week 2019: Events, Screenings, Games, and Prizes!

October 21 – 27, 2019 marks Open Access Week, a global event where advocates engage communities to teach them about the benefits of Open Access. What is Open Access? According to SPARC, Open Access is the free, immediate, online availability of research articles coupled with the rights to use these articles fully in the digital environment.

Here at Jefferson, we’ll celebrate Open Access throughout October, with events, documentary screenings, games and more. Get involved by attending an event on your campus and join the conversation online. Follow us on Twitter (@GutmanLibrary, @SMLibrary_TJU) and tell us why you support Open Access using the hashtag #openaccess2019.

Center City Events

Predatory Publishing: The Difficulties of Choosing the Right Journal for Your Research & Career
Thursday, October 3, 12-1 pm
Edison Building
130 S. 9th Street, 14th Floor, Room 1402

At the Dean’s Research Development Lunch Conference, Larissa Gordon, MS, Med, MA; Scholarly Communications Librarian and Jennifer Wilson, MS, ELS; Medical Writer will lead a presentation titled, “Predatory Publishing: The Difficulties of Choosing the Right Journal for your Research and Career.”

Open Access Table: Play the Open Access Game!
Friday, October 18, 12-2 pm
Bluemle Lobby
233 S. 10th Street
Play the Game of Open Access to learn about author copyright, ORCID IDs, the NIH Open Access Mandate, Jefferson’s Open Access Publishing Fund, and more.

Open Access Publishing Roundtable
Monday, October 21, 1:30-2:30 pm
Scott Memorial Library, 200A

After attending this roundtable, you’ll be able to answer these open access questions: “What is it? Why should I care? How can the Jefferson Open Access Publishing Fund help me publish my work?”

Open Access Table: Play the Open Access Game!
Thursday, October 23, 11 am-1 pm
JAH Lobby
1020 Locust Street

Play the Game of Open Access to learn about author copyright, ORCID IDs, the NIH Open Access Mandate, Jefferson’s Open Access Publishing Fund, and more.

East Falls Events

Paywall: The Business of Scholarship Documentary Screening & Discussion
Tuesday, October 22, 12:40 – 2:30 pm
Library Media Classroom, Gutman Library

Jefferson University Libraries and the Philadelphia University Honors Institute invite you to a viewing of Paywall: The Business of Scholarship. The film questions the rationale behind the $25.2 billion a year that flows into the for-profit academic publisher and looks at how that profit margin is often greater than some of the most profitable tech companies.  A panel discussion of Jeffersonians involved with open access will follow.