This week is Open Access Week – a worldwide event devoted to “promoting Open Access as the new default in scholarship and research”. This global event is now in its 8th year, and continues to grow exponentially. This year’s theme is “Open for Collaboration”.

There are videos, tweetchat, blogs and all kinds of events taking place online and in person. For a full list and to find out what you could get involved in, go to the International Open Access week site – there’s even a Wikipedia Edit-a-thon!

Another good place to start finding out more about Open Access is in “The battle for open access is far from over” by Virginia Barbour published in The Conversation, which explains why this is an important subject for all researchers.