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In order to promote both high research quality and continued social development the government emphasized the importance of transitioning to an open access scholarly publication system.
The theme of this years international open access week, 21-27 October, is Open to whom?
The Swedish Government has formulated a goal to make research results financed via public funds immediately accessible to everyone.
The task of universities is to ”collaborate with and inform society of its activities, as well as ensure that research results produced at the universities are of use to society at large."
The discussions on open access to scholarly publications started more than 20 years ago. Shortly after the turn of the millennium, a public statement called Budapest Open Access Initiative was launched and soon after that came the Berlin Declaration.
In the latest research policy bill Knowledge in partnership – for society’s challenges and stronger competitiveness the opinion is that open access to research results is a way of “maintaining and promoting high-quality research”
20 February
Flemingsberg
At the moment there are scam emails circulating, falsely made to look like they originate from KI. The sender is trying to obtain the password to your KI account.
We asked the student Wasim to explain the library to new library users. These videos will introduce you to the library services in no time!
19 March
Flemingsberg
Similarly to other Swedish universities, Karolinska Institutet lacks direct access to Elsevier articles published after June 2018. However, the negotiating parties have now restarted their talks.
The workshop series for doctoral students and researchers is now available on our website. This semester, we are offering twenty-six events!
23 April
Flemingsberg
A new agreement from July 15 2019 gives KI researchers the opportunity to publish open access articles without fees in more than 570 fully open access journals from Springer Nature.
21 May
Flemingsberg
The university library in Solna will close this autumn due to renovation, but a temporary pop-up library will instead open on Retzius väg 13B on Campus Solna.

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