DOAJ actively promotes quality open access journals, particularly diamond journals, from publishers from all backgrounds. We are pleased to be partners in ‘Developing Institutional Open Access Publishing Models to Advance Scholarly Communication’ (DIAMAS). The 3-year project, launched on the 1st of September 2022, has received 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, many of which DOAJ already has a working relationship with. These organisations 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. DOAJ’s criteria are seen as a key transition piece to improving the quality and visibility of diamond OA journals. The inclusion of DOAJ in this partnership also helps ensure that the global diversity of open access is built into the project and highlights the interests of smaller, fee-free journals from all over the world.
More information and updates about the DIAMAS project: https://diamasproject.eu.