SPARC Europe part of coalition awarded COAlition S study on Diamond OA

10th June 2020News, Open Access, Open Science

SPARC Europe is pleased to announce that we are among a consortium of organisations just awarded a COAlition S / Science Europe project to conduct a study to explore Diamond (non-APC) Open Access publishing models worldwide. Some of the issues the study will address: What works and serves whom? How technically fit are Diamond journals and their platforms and how far do journals comply with Plan S? Does more collaboration make sense, and if so where? And how sustainable is Diamond?  

Collaborating with the community will be key to this project’s success. SPARC Europe really looks forward to working on this project and more on OA publishing in the coming years.

Eleven proposals were submitted to COAlition S. Our project bid was backed by a consortium co-ordinated by OPERAS and includes SPARC Europe, Utrecht University, DOAJ, the Arctic University of Norway as partners; and LIBER, OASPA, ENRESSH, Redalyc-AmeliCA and CSI as associate partners. 

“This project is important to us as we help put the foundations in place to further innovate the OA publishing field and see how we can sustain it,” said Vanessa Proudman, Director of SPARC Europe.

The study will be delivered by the end of 2020, and regular public updates on progress are planned along the way. The study is financially supported by Science Europe.

See the original announcement by COAlition S.

And see here for more info on the project by our co-ordinator OPERAS