Category Archives: Open Access

Posts about free open access to scholarly publications and data.

Listen, Talk, Discuss: Panel session on Open for Whom: A conversation with editors of Open Access Journals

Our beautiful world is ever changing, and ever staying the same. Many years have passed since the BOAI formally defined Open Access in the BOAI (Budapest Open Access Initiative), 2002, though the heart of the matter stands strong:

“Open Access (OA) literature is digital, online, free of charge, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions. What makes it possible is the internet and the consent of the author or copyright-holder. OA is entirely compatible with peer review, and all the major OA initiatives for scientific and scholarly literature insist on its importance. Just as authors of journal articles donate their labor, so do most journal editors and referees participating in peer review.”-Suber, Peter.

Open Access Week, an international week in support of Open Access, Open Educational Resources, OA publishing, and other scholarly communications endeavors, is the third week of October, every year and October 21-27, 2019. SPARC,, a national advocacy organization on Open Access lends support.

This year’s theme is Open For Whom? Equity for Open Knowledge?

Everyday discourse at Syracuse University often considers many conversation topics around diversity, inclusion, scholarship, research, and teaching. This talk session will consist of a panel discussion with faculty and staff who participate in open access publishing workflows. We will discuss topics and consider themes of equity, openness, and open knowledge.

Panel Participants will include Syracuse University faculty and staff affiliates (who are editors of open access journals) Wordgathering: A Journal of Disability Poetry and Literature: and also Public: a Journal of Imagining America, which is a multimedia design journal.

Amanda Page, Open Publishing and Copyright Librarian, will moderate and guide this discussion.

ThatCamp participants will also be encouraged to participate in our conversation and discuss conversation topics and questions. Example questions include: What is equity in openness? Why publish Open Access? Open For Whom?