Open Access Week 2021

In support of the IU Bloomington Open Access Policy, IU Libraries Bloomington offers services and repositories for open access publishing of complete journals, singular articles in IUScholarWorks, and now, data. IU students, faculty, and staff use these services to make their scholarly research materials freely available to readers around the world, regardless of affiliation. IU Libraries is also a champion of Open Education Resources.

International Open Access Week is a global, community-driven week of action to open up access to research. The event is celebrated by individuals, institutions and organizations across the world, and its organization is led by a global advisory committee. International Open Access Week was established by SPARC and partners in the student community in 2008.

Join Us! The official hashtag of Open Access Week is #OAweek.


Open Access at Indiana University Bloomington

The IUB Open Access policy was adopted by the Bloomington Faculty Council on February 21, 2017. The Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty and Academic Affairs in collaboration with the Office of the Vice President for Research, in consultation with Bloomington Faculty Council governance, is responsible for interpreting this policy, resolving disputes concerning its interpretation and application, and occasionally recommending changes to the faculty.

  • Read the full-text Open Access Policy.
  • Review a quick FAQ to learn more about how faculty interact with the policy
  • Dig deep with a more in-depth FAQ organized by Basics, Benefits, and Concerns
  • Find out more about IU Libraries' support for Open Access publishing and funder policies in this guide.
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