Social media sites about OA

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  • This is list of social-media sites focusing on open access. It generally omits sites for individuals, even if most of the posts or messages are about open access.
  • When possible, please indicate when a given site was launched and who manages or moderates it. If a site's primary language is not English, then please indicate what it is.
  • Alphabetical by category, and alphabetical within each category.


  • EIFL. Facebook group.
  • Open Data. A Facebook group. In English and Japanese.
  • PLoS. Facebook group.



  • iCommons. A LinkedIn group launched April 18, 2008, by Diane Cabell.
  • Open Access. A LinkedIn group launched November 1, 2010 by Abby K.
  • The Open Group. A LinkedIn group launched October 28, 2008, by Carolina Grimm.
  • SPARC Europe. A LinkedIn group launched August 12, 2010 by Lars B.
  • A LinkedIn group launched May 6, 2010, by Drazen Prastalo.
  • SPARC Europe. A LinkedIn group launched August 12, 2010, by Lars B.


  • DOAJ. Twitter feed.
  • DPLA. Twitter feed.
  • edX. Twitter feed.
  • ESA OpenScience. Twitter feed. An Ecological Society of America section devoted to #openscience.
  • HSS Open Access. Twitter feed from the Open Access Tea, at the College of Humanities and Social Science at the University of Edinburgh.
  • KN. Twitter feed.
  • NCIS. Twitter feed from the National Coalition of Independent Scholars.
  • OI London. Twitter feed associated with the Open Institute.
  • OKCon. Twitter feed for the 2013 Open Knowledge Conference.
  • OKFN. Twitter feed.
  • OpenDOAD. Twitter feed for The Directory of Open Access Repositories.
  • PASTEUR40A. Twitter feed from Open Access Policy Alignment Strategies for European Union Research.
  • Redalyc. Twitter feed (in Spanish). Network of Scientific Journals from Latin America and the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal. System developed by the University of the State of Mexico.
  • ScienceOpen. Twitter feed from Tibor Tscheke and Liz Allen.
  • SHERPA Services. Twitter feed, from Centre for Research Communications, University of Nottingham.
  • SPARC_Africa. Twitter feed, from the African Chapter of the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition.
  • SSRN. Twitter feed.
  • UFScholComm. Twitter feed from the UF Libraries Scholarly Communications Office.