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Scholarly Communication @ UH Manoa: The OA Movement

Scholarly communication news and events for researchers at UH Manoa

Open Access News

Learn about Open Access Week events around the world and get ready for Open Access Week at UHM October 24-30, 2016!

August 13, 2015 Perceptions of open access publishing are changing for the better, a survey by Nature Publishing Group and Palgrave Macmillan finds. A survey of 22,000 academic researchers by Nature Publishing Group (NPG) and Palgrave Macmillan has found that a decreasing number of authors are concerned about perceptions of the quality of open access publications.

May 4, 2015 Graduate students adopt Open Access policy for scholarship. In a move to expand community and public access to academic research, graduate students at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa have voted in favor of inclusion in the existing faculty Open Access policy to make their scholarly articles available for free to scholars, educators, policymakers and the public worldwide.

See the news archive for older news and links to news sources.

Open Access Advocacy

Read the three major public statements on open access: the Budapest Open Access Initiative (2002), the Bethesda Statement on Open Access Publishing (2003), and the Berlin Declaration (2003).

Find comprehensive resources about the open access movement at the Columbia University Scholarly Communication Program Open Access Page and the Open Access Directory hosted by Simmons College.

Find an overview of open access concepts and the movement at the Open Access Bibliography: Liberating Scholarly Literature with E-Prints and Open Access Journals by Chariles W. Bailey Jr.

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) supports public access policies to enhance access to federally funded research.

The Scholarly Publishing & Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC) provides descriptions of policies and resources to support public access to publicly funded research.

Peter Suber is an open access advocate who offers a definition of open access and a list of six things researchers need to know about open access.

Biomed Central's arguments for open access.

Institutional and Higher Education Open Access Participants


Higher Education


. . . and many more institutions listed at the Registry of Open Access Repository Material Archiving Policies (ROARMAP).