Open Access Week 2022

Within the context of the International Open Access Week 2022, Team Open Science of the Communication, Information, Media Centre (KIM) at the University of Konstanz organizes a panel discussion on “Climate Justice through Open Access” as well as an Open Science Meet-Up on the topic of “Open Access Books”. Both events are open to everyone.

Panel Discussion on “Climate Justice through Open Access”

A panel discussion with Prof. Dr. Christine Peter (Department of Chemistry), Prof. Dr. Christian Voolstra (Department of Biology) and Andreas Kirchner (Open Access Coordinator at KIM).

As part of the international Open Access Week ​​​​​​, the Team Open Science at the KIM of the University of Konstanz invites you to a panel discussion on "Climate Justice through Open Access". Researchers from Konstanz will discuss the significance of open access and open science in relation to climate change.

Open research results create transparency, eliminate inequities, and foster knowledge transfer. The climate crisis is a global challenge, and open access to scientific information can provide a knowledge base for all to respond to the impacts of climate change. Even beyond the knowledge transfer of researchers, thematically relevant open access publications are available for decision makers in business and the public sector as well as interested citizens.

"Sharing knowledge is a human right, and addressing the climate crisis requires the rapid exchange of knowledge across geographic, economic, and disciplinary boundaries," states the official Open Access Week website.

The panel discussion will take place online at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 27, 2022. To start, there will be a Science Slam presentation on the topic of science communication and climate change. The event will be held in German.

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Open Science Meet-Up: Open Access Books

Also, as part of Open Access Week, an international ERUA Open Science Meet-Up will be held on the topic of open access books. Andreas Kirchner, Open Access consultant at the University of Konstanz’ Team Open Science and co-founder of the Open Access publisher meson press, will explain what characterises open access books and in which academic contexts they are popular. Moreover, he will shed light on why meson press chose to publish Open Access books, what the process of publication at meson press looks like and how their Open Access books are financed.

After the talk, participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and to discuss things in greater detail. All members of the five ERUA universities (New Bulgarian University, Roskilde, Konstanz, Paris 8 and University of the Aegean) are very welcome to join in the session, no registration is required.

The Open Science Meet-Up will take place online on Thursday, Oct. 27, 2022 at 2 pm. The event will be held in English.

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For more information on the regular meet-ups, click here.