Celebrating Open Access Week 2013

Every week is Open Access Week at USENIX, and this week we're happy to participate in the 6th annual global Open Access Week. Since 2008, USENIX papers have been freely available and USENIX authors retain their copyright."Two key parts of the USENIX mission are to foster technical innovation and to provide support for and dissemination of research in computer science," says Casey Henderson, Co-Executive Director of the USENIX Association. "We at USENIX believe that those twin goals cannot be accomplished successfully without removing all barriers to accessing research as well as ensuring that researchers retain all rights to their works."

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) posted a summary of what you can do to help make open access policies the norm. Check out their blog to find out how to contribute.

When it comes to providing open access to USENIX conference papers and proceedings, we couldn't do it without the support of our members. If you aren't already a USENIX member, learn more about member benefits and how you can support open access to research at: https://www.usenix.org/membership-services

And don't forget to check out our growing library of open access proceedings and conference videos.

I'm going to LISA '13 Our next big event, LISA '13, is only a couple of weeks away, and the early bird registration discount ends today. We hope to see you at LISA, but even if you can't be there in person, you can be there in spirit. Open access to LISA papers will be available starting on Wednesday, November 6th.

"From offering immediately free access to conference proceedings to not charging author's fees to publish, USENIX is proud to have led the way by having a truly Open Access Policy," says Anne Dickison, Co-Executive Director of USENIX.