Radical Access: The SFU Scholarly Publishing blog

Scholarly Publishing and Open Access blog

The latest news and answers to your questions about scholarly publishing and open access.

SFU Celebrates Open Access Week 2022

Published by Ioana Liuta

This blog post was written by Samantha Snodgrass, SFU Library co-op student.

Open Access is a model of research sharing that aspires to free availability of scholarly research. Supporting open scholarship is a core value of the SFU Library, and Open Access is a step towards making the academic world more accessible and open. SFU Library is proud to have emphasized this value by celebrating International Open Access Week 2022.

SFU's new commitment to open education

Published by Ioana Liuta
In June 2022, SFU Senate endorsed a statement in support of open educational resources (OER) and open education more broadly, developed by SFU Library with support from the OER Working Group and the Senate Committee on University Teaching and Learning (

The ethics of citations

Published by Ioana Liuta
This blog post was written by Joe Wright, SFU Library co-op student Citations: Often the least favourite, last minute part of the writing process, intended to uphold academic integrity by giving proper credit and allow readers to validate your work. However, as important as it is to prevent plagiarism, other ethical considerations involved in citing are often neglected.

Citation management made (even) easier: new features in Zotero

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Published by Ioana Liuta

This blog post was written by Sandra Maglanque, SFU Library co-op student

With the release of  Zotero 6, there are many updates and improvements to make Zotero even more convenient and functional for your research.