It’s International Open Access Week.

This week, we encourage members of our research and teaching communities to explore and engage with the ideals of open access to knowledge. The theme of 2018 International Open Access Week is “Designing Equitable Foundations for Open Knowledge”, reflecting the ongoing changes we have seen in the way scholarly communications are produced, published, shared, and reviewed.

Western Sydney University supports open access in a number of ways, firstly through the Open Access to Research policy, which encourages the publication of research outputs using open access methods wherever possible. See the Open Access to Research Policy.

The University has made funds available to support open access publications through institutional payment of article processing charges associated with this mode of publishing. The Library administers these funds on behalf of the University. As well as the existing institutional membership with BioMed Central, we are pleased to announce that funds are now available to support open access publication through Wiley, Taylor & Francis, and Hindawi Ltd. For details on how to access these funds, visit

For more information about Open Access Week visit . You can follow the conversation on Twitter at #OAWeek.

Visit the Australasian Open Access Strategy Group website for more information about Open Access publishing and resources.