Open Access Week 2022


Open for Climate Justice                             



Open Access Week 

Open Access Week is an event launched by the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC) of academic and research libraries union and the student community.
Open Access Week is a global event give an opportunity for the academic and research community to continue to learn about the potential benefits of Open Access, to share what they’ve learned with colleagues, and to help inspire wider participation in helping to make Open Access a new norm in scholarship and research.

This year's Open Access Week runs from October 24-30. The theme is "Open for Climate Justice".

What is the  "Climate Justice" ?
Action or activism intended to ensure that efforts to mitigate the effects of climate change also address related social justice issues, such as the disproportionate projected impact of climate change on developing countries and the poor.(Oxford English Dictionary)

Addressing the climate change crisis and the resulting inequities requires rapid exchange of knowledge and collaboration across the boundaries of various communities.
The Open Access initiative to "make free availability of peer-reviewed scholarly research on the public internet" aims for equity as well as climate justice. It is expected to provide clues to solving various immediate issues, including environmental problems.

Why don't you take this opportunity to start by getting acquainted with Open Access?

Open Access Week 2022 (SPARC) 

Click this logo for more information about the event→

Kyushu University Institutional Repository (QIR)

Kyushu University Institutional Repository (QIR), launced at April 14th, 2006, now contains over 53,000 contents.

  • Contents have been released by faculty members, students, graduate students, international students, retired faculty members, alumni, and others.
  • In particular, books, doctoral dissertations, and journal articles are often searched for and read.
  • Many research institutes and faculties of Kyushu University are using QIR as a platform for electronic publication of their bulletins.

QIR is a platform for publishing research outputs that can be used by anyone belonging to Kyushu University!!

★Click the icon below and go to the top page↓

Research Data Publishing at Kyushu University   

The research data is increasingly requested to be opened or shared by academic journals or research funding agencies with the spread of Open Science. However, most of you may be confused about how to release research data and where to start.

Our library provides public access support for research data publishing.
The following page provides information on how to publish your data on QIR. Please feel free to contact us!

Data Publishing on QIR


Please check QIR contents on Twitter!

During the Open Access Week (2022/10/24-30), various contents registered in QIR will be introduced on the official twitter of Kyushu University Library every day.
Please check it out from the "#九大リポジトリ" !

Click here to follow the library's official account.⇒@QLib_info           

What's Open Access?

If you want to know about Open Access and QIR, please click that icon!

      - Article Processing Charge (APC) discount information
      - What is "predatory journal" ?
      - Publication of Doctorate Dissertations

The following posters are displayed at the Kyushu University Library!

About Journal Article
About Dissertation
About QIR


Digital Repository Section, Electronic Resources Management Division, University Library / TEL:092-802-2459

Citation:"Climate Justice”, Oxford English Dictionary Online,

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