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    Participate in the Survey on Diamond Open Access!

    Published on 28 July 2020
    Author: Nicole Wyss, National Contact Point Research Infrastructures

    This survey is part of the Diamond Open Access Study commissioned by cOAlition S and intends to explore and deepen our understanding of collaborative non-commercial publishing models for open access (journals that don’t charge author-fees). The survey is open until 25 August 2020.

    The landscape of open access journals and platforms that do 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.

    We plan to gain a deeper understanding of this landscape and bring greater visibility to it. Furthermore, we will provide insights that will help cOAlition S and other stakeholders develop effective policies and funding mechanisms that more strategically support this sector.

    The survey is available in French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese and Spanish.

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