New Project: DIAMAS Receives Grant to Develop Diamond Open Access Publishing in Europe
From a News Release:
Aix-Marseille Université, cOAlition S, and Science Europe are pleased to announce that they are participating in a Horizon Europe project called ‘Developing Institutional Open Access Publishing Models to Advance Scholarly Communication’ (DIAMAS). The 3-year project, launched on the 1st of September 2022, receives funding in the context of the Horizon Europe call on Capacity-building for institutional open access publishing across Europe.
The DIAMAS project, which was awarded a grant of €3m, brings together 23 European organisations that will map out the landscape of Diamond Open Access publishing in the European Research Area and develop common standards, guidelines and practices for the Diamond publishing sector. The project partners will also formulate recommendations for research institutions to coordinate sustainable support for Diamond publishing activities across Europe.
Moreover, the DIAMAS project will interact closely with the global community of the ‘Action Plan for Diamond Open Access’ signatories. While the project will spearhead some of the activities laid out in the Action Plan, it welcomes complementary actions and contributions. As a first step, DIAMAS project partners and members of the Diamond Open Access Plan Community had the chance to meet and discuss collaboration opportunities during the Diamond Open Access Conference (Zadar, Croatia, 19 – 20 September 2022).
The 23 organisations participating in the DIAMAS project include Aix-Marseille Université (AMU) (Coordinator), OPERAS, CNRS, EIFL, the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT), the Federation of Finnish Learned Societies (TSV), Jisc, the Association of European Research Libraries (LIBER), University of Barcelona, University of Zadar, University of Zagreb, Science Europe, the European University Association (EUA), the Open Access Scholarly Publishing Association (OASPA), Arctic University of Norway, the Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR), University of Göttingen, SPARC Europe, Utrecht University, the National Documentation Centre (EKT), IBL-PAN, the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), and the European Science Foundation (ESF) (acting for cOAlition S).
We are proud to lead the workpackage (WP) on Exploring and supporting the sustainability of institutional publishing. This WP has over 10 partners with over 40 person months dedicated to this vital topic. We look forward to empowering Institutional Publishing Service Providers (IPSPs) to financially sustain OA diamond operations by providing intelligence and by building capacity on financial models.
We also head the project’s engagement task where we will strategically engage with the key stakeholders of the project. This includes research organisations and their libraries, scholarly societies, OA diamond publishers and their service providers, funding bodies, policymakers as well as citizens. This task is essential to gain a better understanding of the sector and to collaborate and onboard OA diamond institutional publishing service providers to build capacity in this important area. We will leverage the strong partners of the project to reach many organisations.
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