The HSHSL is celebrating International Open Access (OA) Week with a 5-day challenge designed to improve discovery of your scholarly work! Each day will involve a brief but meaningful activity, including:
Some days have optional bonus activities if you want to take things a step further. Thanks for participating!
The Open Access movement is dedicated to making research freely available to everyone. Without subscription fees creating a barrier to access to the scholarly literature, people are free to "read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of these articles". This allows members of the public, as well as scientists at institutions that cannot afford skyrocketing journal subscription costs, to access important scientific information they may not otherwise have, advancing public understanding of science and speeding the pace of scientific discovery.
What you can do:
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