The University of North Texas is committed to exploring and examining opportunities to participate in the global open access movement. Open Access @ UNT is an initiative that provides information about the open access vision to the campus community and engages faculty and staff by providing information about UNT's adoption of an institutional open access policy.
Dr. Peter Binfield Announced as the 2014 Keynote Speaker
Today we are announcing our keynote speaker for the 2014 Open Access Symposium. Dr. Peter Binfield has worked in the academic publishing world for almost 20 years. He is currently co-founder and publisher at PeerJ. Since gaining his PhD in Optic Physics, he has held positions at Institute of Physics, Kluwer Academic, Springer, SAGE and most recently the Public Library of Science (PLoS).
Alternative Events Call for Proposals
We seek submissions of Alternative Events to supplement the Symposium programs and provide additional opportunities for attendees to network and participate. Alternative events can include panels, fishbowl sessions, birds-of-a-feather or affinity group sessions, wildcard sessions, demos/exhibitions, or hands-on workshops. Full submission details can be found on the Symposium Call for Proposals page.
Registration for the 2014 Open Access Symposium is now open!
The University of North Texas Libraries invites you to attend The Business and Economics of Open Access. UNT’s fifth annual Open Access Symposium will take place May 19-20, 2014 at the UNT Health Sciences Center in Fort Worth, Texas. Registration is now open! Early-bird registration ($175) is available until March 31, 2014.
UNT Scholarly Works is the Libraries' Newest Digital Open Access Collection
The UNT Scholarly Works Collection provides global access to the UNT Community's research, creative and scholarly output. Articles, papers, artwork, music, research data, reports, presentations and more are all available to the public. This open access collection enables the UNT community to share their knowledge and expertise with a worldwide audience. It is continuously growing as more faculty members submit their works to be added to the collection.
UNT Faculty Senate Approves Open Access Policy
On March 9, 2011, the UNT Faculty Senate voted overwhelmingly to support the UNT Policy on Open Access to Scholarly Works. Work on the policy began in 2010 with the establishment of an Open Access Policy Committee. The Committee developed drafts of the policy document, revised with input from faculty members, Faculty Senators, external reviewers, and others.