International Open Access Week is celebrated worldwide to create awareness about open-access scholarly publishing among researchers and publishers by CSIR-NIScPR. It is celebrated globally during the last full week of October. To highlight the different aspects and opportunities of the Open Access Publishing, different outreach activities are organized including talks, seminars, symposia, or the announcement of open-access mandates or other milestones in open access.
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In the year 2022, The International Open Access Week, entered in its fifteenth year of celebration. International Open Access Week is organized by Scheme for Promotion of Academic and Research Collaboration (SPARC) in partnership with the Open Access Week Advisory Committee.
About the CSIR-NIScPR:
Council Of Scientific And Industrial Research–National Institute Of Science Communication and Policy Research (CSIR–NIScPR) is the one of largest Open Access publishers of India which publishes 15 Diamond Open Access scholarly journals. To celebrate the “International Open Access Week”, a lecture has been organized entitled “Non-commercial open access journals: How to sell Diamonds in the rush for (fool’s) Gold”. The international status on the diamond open-access publishing was also discussed in detail.