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Open for Climate Justice – Open Access Week 2022

This year we’re getting back on the bike to celebrate International Open Access Week from 24-28 October.

Building on this year’s theme of Open for Climate Justice we’re running a panel discussion between QUT experts in sustainability & climate science.  Chaired by QUT University Librarian, Nicole Clark.  We’re hoping to encourage connections and collaboration between the climate movement and the open access community.

The panel includes some of QUT’s eminent experts with statistician Professor Adrian Barnett,  Climate law expert Associate Professor Rowena Maguire, urban planning expert Professor Tan Yigitcanlar and open access advocate Professor Ginny Barbour.  The event will be held on Monday 24 October at 11am-12noon in the Gibson Room, Z Block, Gardens Point. Please register here.

We’ll also have the Open Access bike out and about on Kelvin Grove campus with giveaways and Office for Scholarly Communications staff to answer any questions you may have about publishing your research open access.

We’ve also updated our Virtual Bike tour of QUT’s open access champions.  Take the virtual tour and see who from your school has made it on to the map.

QUT has always been a leader in open access and was the first university in the world to endorse an Open Access Policy (2003). QUT Library continues to host peak advocacy group Open Access Australasia and QUT tops the rankings in open access publications according to this year’s Leiden rankings (in Oceania).

Open Access Australasia also has a full schedule of events across the week with the keynote on Tuesday 25 October How the Open Landscape shifted in Australia & Aotearoa New Zealand in 2022, This panel includes Australia’s Chief Scientist Dr Cathy Foley and Dr George Slim from the Office of New Zealand’s Chief Science Advisor, as well as other experts in research and open access. Check out the full programme of events here.


  1. This is the event I look forward to most of the year. Thanks for letting me know about it.