Skip to main content
LibApps staff login

Open Access

A guide to open access; understanding what it is, why it's important, and what you can do.

International Open Access Week

International Open Access Week logo

Read current news and events related to Open Access Week at the Researcher Support page.

Open Access Week 2022: Open for Climate Justice

an open access lock over a city skyline with a mountain and blue sky in the background“Open for Climate Justice” is the theme for this year’s International Open Access Week (October 24-30).

Climate Justice is an explicit acknowledgement that the climate crisis has far-reaching effects, and the impacts are “not be[ing] borne equally or fairly, between rich and poor, women and men, and older and younger generations,” as the UN notes. These power imbalances also affect communities’ abilities to produce, disseminate, and use knowledge around the climate crisis. Openness can create pathways to more equitable knowledge sharing and serve as a means to address the inequities that shape the impacts of climate change and our response to them.

This year’s focus on Climate Justice seeks to encourage connection and collaboration among the climate movement and the international open community. Sharing knowledge is a human right, and tackling the climate crisis requires the rapid exchange of knowledge across geographic, economic, and disciplinary boundaries.


International Open Access Week is a time to coordinate across communities to make openness the default for research and to ensure that equity is at the center of this work. Selected by the Open Access Week Advisory Committee, this year’s theme is an opportunity to join together, take action, and raise awareness around how open enables climate justice. Open Access Week 2022 will be held from October 24th through the 30th; however, anyone is encouraged to host discussions and take action around “Open for Climate Justice” whenever is most suitable during the year and to adapt the theme and activities to their local context.

Selected #OAWeek Events (all times Arizona)

Monday, October 24

Tuesday, October 25

  • 11:00 AM CIE Review-a-Thon - virtual from Arizona State University's Current Issues in Education student editorial team
    • The 2022 Review-a-Thon will be kicking off with an interactive online workshop on the peer review process. Following the brief workshop, manuscripts will be distributed to reviewers. Experienced reviewers and faculty mentors will be available over Zoom to answer questions. Join at any time!

Wednesday, October 26

Thursday, October 27

Friday, October 28

Easy Ways to be more Open!

This week is a great time to consider a better place for your work than unreliable academic social networks and repositories that have been purchased by publishers. Here is a selected list of new and upcoming disciplinary repositories that might be a great new home for making your work openly available and sharing it with the world.

The ASU Library acknowledges the twenty-three Native Nations that have inhabited this land for centuries. Arizona State University's four campuses are located in the Salt River Valley on ancestral territories of Indigenous peoples, including the Akimel O’odham (Pima) and Pee Posh (Maricopa) Indian Communities, whose care and keeping of these lands allows us to be here today. ASU Library acknowledges the sovereignty of these nations and seeks to foster an environment of success and possibility for Native American students and patrons. We are advocates for the incorporation of Indigenous knowledge systems and research methodologies within contemporary library practice. ASU Library welcomes members of the Akimel O’odham and Pee Posh, and all Native nations to the Library.