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.