International Open Access Week at the UOC (2019)

The Universitat Oberta de Catalunya will be running a free online course on open science from 21 to 25 October, coinciding with International Open Access Week. Its medium is Twitter. Now being run for a third time, this micro-MOOC is a pioneering initiative supported by eighteen universities from around Spain, the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) and five European partners.

Every day of Open Access Week the @moocmicro account will be tweeting on basic concepts and ideas relating to open science, the benefits of publishing in open access, standards and tools for managing, sharing and safeguarding research data, participative research, social impact, research integrity, citizen science and new ways of evaluating scientific output.

Thanks to collaborative efforts, followers will be able to access this third edition in Catalan, Spanish, Galician, Basque and English. To find the tweets in the language you want, check the publication times (Central European Summer Time) and hashtags listed below:

  • 9 am: in English: #OpenScienceMOOC19
  • 10 am: in Catalan: #CiènciaObertaMOOC19
  • 11 am: in Spanish: #CienciaAbiertaMOOC19
  • 12 pm: in Galician: #CienciaAbertaMOOC19
  • 1 pm: in Basque: #ZientziaIrekiaMOOC19
During the International Open Access Week, October 21-25, you can follow the microMooc on open science.

Open Access Observatory

The purpose of the Open Access Observatory is to monitor the current status of open access publications in the three participating institutions: the University of Barcelona, the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya and the UOC.

Every year the Observatory updates its information on scientific articles in open and closed access, using Web of Science and Scopus as sources. It is now possible to consult the percentages of articles published in gold, hybrid and green access over the last six years.

Data shows us that the majority of the open access publications from the UOC have been published using the gold route, in other words, articles published in open access journals. The second most popular route is green, whereby publications are self-archived in the UOC's institutional repository, O2.

observatori del accés obert

The Library service for open access publications

This infographic tells you about the services the Library offers to help you publish your work in open access.

Library Services for open access

Course on Open Access

The objective of the course is to know the benefits that open access can provide and to learn how to publish both publications and research data openly. In short, to make understand why open access, public commitment and scientific education are important in strengthening the role of science in society and in culture.

You can download the learning resource available in the O2 UOC Repository:  

UOC's O2 Repository in figures

UOC's O2 Repository in figures