Open-Access-Tage 2021 program published

Online together: This year's Open Access Days will again take place virtually - the motto is "Participation".

With around 400 participants, the Open-Access-Tage (Open Access Days) are the annual central platform for the steadily growing Open Access and Open Science community from Germany, Austria and Switzerland. This year, due to the COVID 19 pandemic, they will be held in a digital format. It is aimed at all those who are intensively involved with the possibilities, conditions and perspectives of scientific publishing. This includes employees of libraries and other institutions of the scientific infrastructure and publishers as well as scientists and members of the scientific administration.

This year, the conference focuses on the following topics:

  • How does economic participation happen in view of the changes in the OA landscape through read-&-publish contracts and initiatives such as Plan S?
  • How can non-commercial publication initiatives, non-university authors or similar players participate in the academic discourse in view of these initiatives and contracts?
  • What form can social participation in scientific knowledge take through OA? And what opportunities for social participation are enhanced by OA?
  • How can less privileged countries actively participate in the global academic discourse?

This year's Open Access Days are organised by the project. The programme of the Digital Open Access Days 2021 can be found here:

Participation in the conference is free of charge and does not require registration.