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.

This website provides links to resources various issues related to Open Access, as well as information about the yearly symposium and other news and events.


Submit Ideas for 2014 International Open Access Week at UNT

The UNT Libraries will be organizing a series of International Open Access Week events for October 2014. If you are interested in participating, or have ideas for this year's events, please contact us.

2014 International Open Access Week theme: Generation Open

The 2014 International Open Access Week, held annually in October, has announced this year’s theme to be “Generation Open.” The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC) will be hosting a free, one-hour webcast to help kickoff planning for this year’s events: Monday, May 19th, 1:30 CST.

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 April 18, 2014.

Alternative Events Call for Proposals

Alternative Events Call for Proposals Extented through Friday, April 18th!

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).

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.