Celebrating International Open Access Week 2022 with #OAadvocates

To celebrate International Open Access Week 2022, we asked why you choose, and advocate for, Open Access. PeerJ has been publishing and advocating for Open Access for over a decade, as we believe access to knowledge is key to solving the greatest challenges the world faces.

To jointly celebrate our 10th birthday and International Open Access Week, we drew five winners from the people who tweeted why they’re an Open Access advocate. They receive a 100% APC waiver. The winners were:

Alex Gener (@Cas9Bandit)

I’m an Open Access Advocate because the global communities affected by the pathogens I study can’t wait

Mario Dalmaso (@mariodalmaso)

I’m an Open Access Advocate because knowledge is freedom

Edson Silva (@ssilva_edson):

I’m an Open Access Advocate because #OA allow replications and validations of our data, increase international collaboration and become the peer review process clearer and fair

Lucas de Liz Alves (@lucasdelizalves):

I’m an Open Access Advocate because #OA can make a fairer world in science

Leo Peyré-Tartaruga (@leotartaruga):

I’m an Open Access Advocate because the #OA model reduces inequalities in knowledge production and access, thus, fights for a fairer world

Congratulations to the winners – we’re getting in touch to let you know how to claim your prize.

#OAAdvocate

We read some really great reasons why you advocate for Open Access and open science – we’ve picked out some of our favorites:

“I’m an Open Access Advocate because studies have shown that open access articles are viewed and cited more often than articles behind a paywall.” – Badicu Georgian

I’m an #OpenScience Advocate because Open Science is just science done right.” – Björn Brembs

“I’m an Open Access Advocate because everybody in the public should be able to read my papers without facing a paywall” – Jean-Lou Justine

“I’m an Open Access Advocate because how else could my mum get to read my research” – Alex Ford

“I’m an Open Access Advocate because open access is the best way to get your work publicized worldwide to the largest audience. The rigorous peer review assures that the published work is authentic.” – Kalliat T Valsara

“I’m an Open Access advocate because transparency and trust are not predicated on paywalls for readers” – H. Etchevers

Why am I an #OAadvocate? Because the Venn diagram of who pays for publicly funded research (mostly you!) and who should have easy and free access to the results should be a circle.” – Dezene Huber

I’m an Open Access Advocate because access to scientific information should be available to everyone #OAadvocate” – Blanca B. Landa

I’m an Open Access Advocate because papers are more widely read and cited” – Michael Wink

I’m an Open Access Advocate because Science is real only when shared” – Giorgio Vacchiano

I’m an Open Access Advocate because always hope that people have freely access to my works!!” – Luca Paolo Ardigò

I’m an Open Access Advocate because scientific findings should be available for everyone to read about.” – Robin Kramer

I’m an Open Access Advocate because it just makes sense” – Michelle Ploughman

I’m an Open Access Advocate because nothing in publishing makes sense without #OpenAccess” – Jim Procter

I’m an Open Access Advocate because advances in science should be available to everyone not just those at rich institutions” – Lachlan Fetterplace

I’m an Open Access Advocate as it provides access to researchers from developing countries, complies with grant rules, improves citations, enhances work exposures, amplifies research implications, supports public access to findings, and influences policy” – Tauqeer Hussain Mallhi

I am a #OAadvocate because OA has greatly improved scientific communication” – Dr. Sajjad

I’m an Open Access Advocate because advances in science should be available to everyone” – Coralium Lab

Thanks to everyone who entered, and for everyone who publishes, supports and advocates for Open Access. 

PeerJ Turns 10!

In June, PeerJ officially turned 10! We’re celebrating with a series of giveaways, or birthday presents to our users. Keep an eye on the blog and on our socials for more announcements coming soon. If you want a chance to win an APC waiver, try posting a job, collaboration or task to expertRxiv to enter our latest prize draw. Find out more here.

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