A brief timeline of Open Access

To celebrate the 8th International Open Access Week, we’ve put together a timeline of the events that have shaped the OA movement, from the very beginning to the present day.

Click the arrows to move along each event, or scroll sideways through the timeline at the bottom. You can click the zoom icons to expand or contract the view.

A big thanks to Peter Suber, Hilda Bastian, Sibele Fausto, and the teams behind SciElo and openaccessweek.org for inspiring and providing the foundational content for this timeline. Thanks also to Knight Lab at Northwestern University, for providing the best tool on the web for creating beautiful timelines.