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 (www.bruceboyes.info) is editor and lead writer of the award-winning RealKM Magazine (www.realkm.com) and currently also teaches Academic English as part of the University of NSW (UNSW) Foundation Studies program in China. He has expertise and experience in a wide range of areas including knowledge management (KM), environmental management, program and project management, writing and editing, stakeholder engagement, communications, and research. Bruce holds a Master of Environmental Management with Distinction and a Certificate of Technology (Electronics).
With a demonstrated ability to identify and implement innovative solutions to social and ecological complexity, Bruce’s many career highlights include establishing RealKM Magazine as an award-winning resource for knowledge managers, using agile approaches to oversee the implementation of an award-winning $77.4 million river recovery program in western Sydney on time and under budget, leading a knowledge strategy process for Australia’s 56 natural resource management (NRM) regional organisations, pioneering collaborative learning and governance approaches to empower communities to sustainably manage landscapes and catchments, and initiating and teaching two new knowledge management subjects at Shanxi University in China.