The theme for this year's 10th international Open Access Week, to be held October 23-29, will be "Open in order to...".

This year’s theme is an invitation to answer the question of what concrete benefits can be realized by making scholarly outputs openly available. “Open in order to…” serves as a prompt to move beyond talking about openness in itself and focus on what openness enables—in an individual discipline, at a particular institution, or in a specific context; then to take action to realize these benefits.

Open in order to increase the impact of my scholarship. Open in order to enable more equitable participation in research. Open in order to improve public health. These are just a few examples of how this question can be answered.

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Browse the contents of 2017 Open Access Week:

OA Week 2017 Full Schedule
Oct 27: Wikipedia Edit-a-thon
Oct 26: Open Access & Copyright for Theses and Dissertations
Oct 25: Fostering Change: Evaluating Digital Scholarship for Professional Credit
Oct 24: Open Data 101