Celebrating International Open Access Week 2021

“It Matters How We Open Knowledge: Building Structural Equity.”

Textbook and course material affordability continues to be an obstacle to many students’ academic success. Open access initiatives encourage equitable distribution of academic research to ensure all students—regardless of their financial background—can access this research. 

International Open Access Week (October 25–31, 2021) aims to highlight the inequities of access to academic resources and coordinate actionable solutions to combat this issue. The UC San Diego Library is delighted to offer the following events for Open Access Week 2021:

How to Get Started Publishing as an Undergraduate – This event has been canceled.

Wednesday, October 27, 2021 | 7:00–8:00 p.m. PT


Students, what does your future hold? Will you apply to research labs, to graduate school, or are you heading straight into the job market? Build up your resume by getting involved in open access publishing. Learn about the benefits as an author and from participating on editorial boards.

At this event, hear from students who have published or are editors, as well as tips from faculty authors and journal editors.

This event is co-produced by the UC San Diego Library and the following student groups:

Open Access Publishing: Opportunities for UC San Diego Authors

Wednesday, November 3, 2021 | 2:30–3:30 p.m. PT

Virtual | Register here

Learn about open access publishing opportunities through the UC’s transformative agreements (open to UC authors) and other avenues open to all authors. 

The UC San Diego University Librarian, Erik Mitchell, will give an update on the UC Transformative Agreements and where we are in the process of increasing sustainable journal subscription access and OA publishing discounts or full-coverage for UC authors. 

Allegra Swift, UC San Diego Scholarly Communication Librarian, will discuss OA publishing avenues for authors whose publishing venue or format is not covered by the UC agreements.

Questions? Contact scholcomm@ucsd.edu.