Open Access Week 2013

Event date: 
21 Oct 2013 - 25 Oct 2013

Open Access Week 2013 is a global event, now in its 7th year, that promotes open access as a new norm in scholarship and research.

This year's theme is "Open Access: Redefining Impact" and a diverse range of events will be happening around the world this week (October 21 and 27).

Open access (OA) – free, immediate, online access to the results of scholarly research, and the right to use and re-use those results as you need – has the power to transform the way research and scientific inquiry are conducted. It has direct and widespread implications for academia, medicine, science, industry, and for society as a whole.

This is an opportunity for the academic and research community to continue to learn about the potential benefits of open access, to share what they’ve learnt with colleagues, and to help inspire wider participation.

View our Open Access Week 2013 news and events page to learn more about open access activities that will be occuring in EIFL partner countries. 

Please contact EIFL-OA Programme Manager, Iryna Kuchma, at iryna.kuchma[at] for media enquiries or to submit your event to the list. 


EIFL has been a pioneer in the open access movement and strong voice for developing and transition countries.

In 2002, EIFL was one of the original signatories for the Budapest Open Access Initiative, which started the open access movement.

Today EIFL advocates for the adoption of OA policies and mandates by research funding agencies, universities and research organizations.

EIFL also builds capacities to launch and sustain open access repositories and open access journals to maximize access and to increase visibility and usage of research outputs from developing and transition countries.

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