This year’s Open Access Week was the largest and most successful yet, with just under 900 participants from 94 countries! The aim of this global event was to open the public’s eyes to the benefits of open access in scholarly publishing and its impact on scientific progress across disciplines and society as a whole.
This year’s event included the Open Access Week Mandate Adoption Challenge, inviting institutions to announce their open access mandates and submit them to ROARMAP. The first mandate announced was from Teesside University for the launch of their repository, TeesRep, powered by Open Repository. It requires Teesside University researchers to deposit publicly available output of the University’s research into TeesRep, which holds journal articles, books, PhD theses and multimedia work.
With an increase in the diversity of the participants, there were many written, photographed and video highlights which can be read about here.