Published on October 18th, 2013 | from CAMH Education

Happy Open Access Week from the CAMH Library

By Sarah Bonato, Reference/Research Librarian at CAMH Library

October 21st-27th 2013

Open Access Week celebrates anniversary #6—it’s a global event devoted to learning, sharing, and discussing Open Access issues.

Unfamiliar with Open Access? It’s a movement among members of the academic community to provide free access to peer-reviewed publications on the web. As with any issue, there are numerous definitions of what Open Access is and is not, the benefits and limitations of Open Access, and Open Access has many friends and some foes.

Since the CAMH Library never needs an excuse to celebrate, we thought it timely to share some of our favorite links on Open Access issues:

Open Access Week (see the events section for live streaming opportunities)

Open Access Week at the University of Toronto

Steal This Research Paper! (You Already Paid for It.) from Mother Jones http://www.motherjones.com/media/2013/09/michael-eisen-plos-open-access-aaron-swartz

Who’s Afraid of Peer Review: A spoof paper concocted by Science reveals little or no scrutiny at many open-access journals http://www.sciencemag.org/content/342/6154/60.full

A response to Science’s sting operation from the Open Access scholar Peter Suber https://plus.google.com/109377556796183035206/posts/CRHeCAtQqGq

And even more responses to Science’s sting operation from the blog SV-POW and the Guardian:


Remember, the CAMH publication Journal of Gambling Issues is Open Access http://www.problemgambling.ca/EN/Research/Pages/JournalofGamblingIssues.aspx

CAMH is a partner of the Open Access journal International Journal of Alcohol and Drug Research

The CAMH Library also has a list of Open Access journals on addictions and mental health http://www.camh.ca/en/education/about/services/camh_library/Pages/libraryelectronicjournals.aspx

So celebrate Open Access Week—read a blog, download an article from an Open Access journal, watch a live stream event and become part of the Open Access debate!

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