The International Open Access Week is now entering its twelfth year, and hegelpd is going to be part of it: from October 21st to October 27th, we will be sharing with our readers at least one open access contribution a day.
What is Open Access (OA)? Open Access is the online, immediate, free of charge access to scholarly research material (journal articles, theses, book chapters etc.), free of most copyright and licensing restriction. For further information you can read this Very Brief Introduction.
What is International Open Access Week (October 21st – 27th, 2019): The OA week is a global event, now in its 12th edition, involving conferences, seminars, and various events all around the world focusing on the OA concept. It is organized to allow academic and research communities to learn about the potential benefits of OA, promote wider participation in this new movement, and enable circulation of research with improved accessibility. This years’ theme will be Open for Whom? Equity in Open Knowledge. It reflects a scholarly system in transition. While governments, funders, universities, publishers, and scholars are increasingly adopting open policies and practices, how these are actually implemented is still in flux. As open becomes the default, all stakeholders must be intentional about designing these new, open systems to ensure that they are inclusive, equitable, and truly serve the needs of a diverse global community. This year’s Open Access Week invites all interested stakeholders to participate in advancing this important work. Here is the official website.
Open Acces Week and hegelpd: hegelpd will post books chapters and articles from scholarly journal, one a day, easily accessible directly from the blog.
hegelpd is for “equity in open knowledge”: As a website which is a space for sharing resources, news and contributions, our blog finds the cause of open access very close to its aims and intents. hegelpd will be open in order to better circulate knowledge, to open the boarders of italian research and scholarship in philosophy, to show what philosophical research looks like to a wider public.