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The Action Plan for Diamond Open Access is launched in Europe

Science Europe, COAlition S, OPERAS, and the French National Research Agency (ANR) present an Action Plan for Diamond Open Access to further develop and expand a sustainable, community-driven Diamond OA scholarly communication ecosystem. It focuses on efficiency, quality standards, capacity building, and sustainability, and it addresses the alignment and development of common resources for the whole Diamond OA ecosystem, including journals and platforms, while respecting the cultural, multilingual, and disciplinary diversity that constitutes the strength of the sector. The Action Plan intends to create an inclusive worldwide community that has the tools to strengthen existing Diamond OA journals and platforms and increase their visibility.

This Action Plan provides a set of priority actions to further develop and expand a sustainable, community-driven Diamond scholarly communication ecosystem. It aims to bring together Diamond Open Access journals and platforms around shared principles, guidelines, and quality standards respecting the cultural, multilingual and disciplinary diversity that constitute the strength of the sector. Researchers, editors, and research institutions will benefit from this

This plan was discussed and reviewed by the members of Science Europe’s Working Group on Open Science, as well as by international experts at the Diamond Open Access workshop held online on 2 February 2022. Their comments led to a number of improvements. The workshop was organised by Science Europe in collaboration with COAlition S, OPERAS, and ANR. It was sponsored by the French Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation in preparation for the Paris Open Science European Conference (OSEC) organised in the context of the French Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

The action plan is endorsed by important organizations, recognized for their contributions to Open Access, including DOAJ, Harvard Library, CNRS, OpenEdition, Operas, OpenAIRE, Érudit, EIFL, Swiss National Science Foundation, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Redalyc and AmeliCA Open Knowledge.

To read the fullt-text of the Action Plan:
Action Plan for Diamond Open Access
DOI: 10.5281/ZENODO.6282402

To endorse the Action Plan