Wikipedia:WikiProject Open Access

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Welcome to

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with the goals of

(1) improving Wikimedia content with the help of Open Access materials;

(2) improving coverage of Open Access and related topics

in partnership with WikiProject Open.

                WikiProject Open Access news (edit) Archive    

See also Software development around WikiProject Open Access.

  • February 12: The Open Access Media Importer now has a gallery featuring popular audio and video files amongst its uploads.
  • February 10: The two Requests for comment on using icons in citation templates to signal accessibility of the cited sources have been closed. One of them was concerned with the behaviour of the citation templates, the other one with the design of the icons. In both cases, consensus was not clear, though some aspects could be agreed upon.
  • February 8: Open Access report in the January 2017 issue of This month in GLAM.

WikiProject Open Access aims to help Wikipedians cooperate, organize, and share ideas on improving open access-related articles on Wikipedia, and provide OA materials with a new life, through Wikimedia projects. Ask questions on our talk page.

Everyone is welcome to help: people of all backgrounds and skill levels can contribute meaningfully. Join our list of participants, or just review the Task section below. You can also contact others on this list.

We hope you enjoy reading and improving Wikipedia's OA articles, or repurposing OA materials on Wikimedia projects,

-The members

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To support the project, you can use this userbox:
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This user is interested in open access to the research literature.

Just add {{User:UBX/open access}} to your userpage.
This will put you in Category:Wikipedians interested in open access.

The WikiProject Open Access is concerned with the following:

  1. starting and improving articles related to open access, as per this provisional list
  2. flagging OA-ness of references cited in articles on any topic, by way of the citation template parameters or {{Open access}}
  3. bringing Open-Access articles onto Wikisource
  4. bringing materials from open-access publications onto Commons
  5. supporting the reuse of such open-access-derived materials across Wikimedia projects

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Do you support open access? If you have even a small amount of time and no experience or background in open access, there are still ways that you can help! Please consider trying to do one of the below tasks. If you need help getting started contact one of the people listed in the members section of this page.


Feel free to add yourself to this list to indicate interest in wiki-work related to open access, or interest in answering related questions. Please also consider subscribing to the mailing list dedicated to matters at the interface of Open Access and Wikimedia more generally. For latest activity within the scope of the project, see here.

  • Filippo Morsiani please help on this


The three most common organizational systems on Wikipedia are navigational boxes, lists, and categories. Here are the organizational tools used by this project:

The {{Open access navbox}} navbox:

The {{Academic publishing}} navbox:

See also

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