Consider looking for related projects for help or ask at the Teahouse. If you are not currently a project participant and wish to help you may still participate in the project. This status should be changed if collaborative activity resumes.
The open access task force 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,
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.
Contribute to resources
Check out Wikipedia:WikiProject Open Access/resources to see a list of media which contains information which could be incorporated into articles related to this WikiProject. If you know of a good resource, then add it to this list. If you can think of a better way to sort these resources so that we can develop a plan to incorporate them into appropriate articles, then please re-section them to organize them.
Contribute to articles
Go to the resource section and read an article. Take information from that article and then incorporate it into a Wikipedia article in this project. Your sources are right there! This is so easy now! If you have trouble accessing any of these articles then please contact user:Bluerasberry for advice. Most universities will give free access to any of these articles even to non-students.
Upload files from open-access articles onto Wikimedia Commons
Audio and video files available under these licenses from PubMed Central are automatically uploaded to Wikimedia Commons by way of a bot. You can help this process, e.g. by using such files in Wikipedia articles or by checking the categories that the bot has proposed for its uploaded files. Bot support for uploading images is foreseen.
If you see an article which is within the scope of this wikiproject, please tag its talkpage with our Wikiproject Open Access talk template. To tag an article as a Wikiproject Open Access article, please add
Wikipedia:WikiProject Open/Open access task force is part of WikiProject Open Access, a collaborative attempt at improving the coverage of topics related to Open Access and at improving other articles with the help of materials from Open Access sources. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks.Open AccessWikipedia:WikiProject Open/Open access task forceTemplate:WikiProject Open AccessOpen access articles
"Quality" refers to article quality and "importance" refers to how important an article is for developing this project. When a user tags an article with the above template and rates the article, then it will be included in this table after the bot runs (every three days).
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.