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Help map the Diamond OA landscape

22nd July 2020News, Open Access

Today, we make an important step to garner a deeper understanding of the landscape of journals and platforms publishing Diamond OA — the publishing model where research is both free for authors to publish and free for readers to access.

This work will provide insights that will help cOAlition S and other stakeholders develop effective policies and funding mechanisms that more strategically support this sector.

Your help is essential as we work to gather information from and about journals and platforms that follow the Diamond model.

There are three ways you can help with this survey, which is part of the Diamond Open Access Study commissioned by cOAlition S.

The landscape of open access journals and platforms that does not charge authors to publish is broad and diverse. These journals and platforms serve specific research areas in different languages, and are attuned to local or regional needs specific to various publishing cultures. This rich variety makes it hard for diamond journals to be viewed as a publishing sector with common strengths, goals, and challenges. As a result, diamond journals’ specific impact on the scholarly community is often underestimated.

This survey aims to draw a more complete picture of the diamond journal- and platform offering to identify concrete ways to rally, coordinate, and support this sector in the future.

Questions about the survey or spreadsheet? Please contact: operas@operas-eu.org

SPARC Europe’s role

SPARC Europe is among a consortium of organisations awarded this COAlition S / Science Europe project to explore Diamond Open Access publishing models worldwide.

The Consortium is coordinated by OPERAS, the infrastructure for open scholarly communication for SSH in Europe. Its partners in this study are: SPARC EuropeUtrecht UniversityDOAJUiT The Arctic University of Norway; with LIBEROASPAENRESSHRedalyc-AmeliCA and the CSI as associate partners.

The study is commissioned by cOAlition S, a group of national research funders, European and international organisations, and charitable foundations who are committed to making full and immediate Open Access to research publications a reality.