This week is
International Open Access Week, which this year has the theme “Open for Collaboration”.
Free and immediate online access to academic literature is vital if people are to be able to make the best evidence-based decisions. This open access is a principle of RealKM Magazine, as we discuss in our
editorial guidelines. However, a large proportion of academic literature remains behind paywalls.
International Open Access Week, now in its eighth year, has the aim of helping open access to become the
“new norm in scholarship and research”.
However, the push for open access is being resisted, and
the battle is far from over.
Source: The Conversation.
About the Author
Bruce Boyes is Editor and Lead Writer of RealKM Magazine, and a teacher at Shanxi University where he is establishing a new knowledge management course. He is an experienced knowledge manager, environmental manager, and educator with expertise in information and knowledge management, program and project management, environmental management and sustainability, community and stakeholder engagement and development, research, writing and editing, education and training, website management, and event and meeting management. Bruce holds a Master of Environmental Management with Distinction and a Certificate of Technology (Electronics).
With a demonstrated ability to collaboratively identify and implement innovative solutions to complex problems, Bruce’s career highlights include using agile approaches to implement an award-winning $77.4 million river recovery program in western Sydney on time and under budget, leading the development and implementation of a knowledge strategy process for the natural resource management organisations across Australia, and pioneering collaborative learning and governance approaches to help communities to sustainably manage landscapes and catchments.