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Open Access Week 5 Day Challenge Winner!

Posted on: Oct 31, 2019

Congratulations to Angel!

The CUE Library is very pleased to announce the winner of the Open Access Week 5 Day Challenge, Angel Wittkopf! 

We would like to thank all of the students, staff, and faculty who participated in the challenges, making CUE’s first Open Access Week 5 Day Challenge a success! 

How Did Participants Respond?

Find a general overview of how participants responded as well as the answers to all of the daily challenges below. 



Register with ORCID

On day one, we encouraged you to register with ORCID and boost your research impact. Having an ORCID iD distinguishes you from other researchers, connecting you with your scholarly contributions and professional affiliations. 

64% of contest participants provided their ORCID iD!

Explore DOAJ

On day two, we invited you to explore the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ). DOAJ covers more than 13,000 open access journals from over 300 areas of study and is used by many organizations worldwide for open access material of the highest quality.

As of October 28, 2019 the total number of journal articles indexed in DOAJ reached over 4.3 million..

86% of contest participants correctly determined the number of Open Access articles indexed in DOAJ.

Explore OpenDOAR

On day three, we invited you to explore the Directory of Open Access Repositories, OpenDOAR. OpenDOAR, a global directory of academic open access repositories and their policies, enables users to identify, browse, and search for repositories based on a range of criteria, such as geographic location, institution name, software, and subject matter.

All participants who accepted this challenge were correct in saying that there are 87 Canadian repositories listed in the database. 

Since the closing of the 5 Day Challenge, one more Canadian repository has been added to the directory.

Learn about OA Policies for Agency-Funded Research

On day four, we introduced the Tri-Agency Open Access Policy on Publications and SHERPA/RoMEO, an online resource that outlines the policies related to copyright and self-archiving set forth by publishers around the world.

To answer the question of how many Canadian publishers are included in the database, participants browsed  the RoMEO Statistics page, under “North America”.

Currently, there are 77 Canadian publishers included in this database.

Finding Open Access Publications

Finally, on day five, we challenged you to find and Open Access publication in your discipline using the tools and resources covered throughout the week.

Participants who completed this challenge cited works found through DOAJ and OpenDOAR.

All participants of the 5 Day Challenge who correctly answered at least one of the five daily challenges were automatically entered into the contest to win a CUE hoodie. The winner was chosen at random.