Open Access @ UNT is an initiative that provides information about the open access movement and engages researchers at UNT by providing information about UNT's adoption of an institutional open access policy.

This website provides links to resources about open access information about the annual symposium and other news and events related to open access.


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Thursday, May 19, 2016 to Friday, May 20, 2016

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We are pleased to announce Prof.dr. J.E.C.V. (Johan) Rooryck of the Leiden University Centre for Linguistics as the keynote speaker for UNT’s Open Access Symposium 2016. Prof. Rooryck is an expert on the syntax of Romance languages and has served as executive editor of the journal Lingua, published by Elsevier, since 1998.

The University of North Texas is pleased to announce a call for contributions to its 7th annual Open Access Symposium, to be held May 19–20, 2016, in conjunction with the Library Publishing Forum 2016. The goal of this symposium is to bring a broad community of researchers and practitioners together to share their work and explore the value and impact of freely available scholarly literature on education and research.

The mass resignation of all editors and editorial board members of Lingua, a top journal in linguistics, has brought renewed attention to the ways that conventional publication venues can actually impede access to research. The UNT Libraries offers a number of services to help scholarly editors and authors navigate the shifting landscape of scholarly publishing. Read more in InHouse.

Winner Announcment: Congratulations to Giselle Greenige for her response on Open Access' ability to increase scholarly visibility, publishing speed, and citation rates.

How has open access impacted your research or studying?

Eligibility: Any currently registered University of North Texas student, staff or faculty member is eligible to participate.


“In a short statement (no more than 200 words), describe the value of Open Access to you.”