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The OA Diamond Journals Study

AUTHOR(s): Arianna Becerril (Redalyc/AmeliCA), Lars Bjørnshauge (DOAJ), Jeroen Bosman (Utrecht University), Jan Erik Frantsvåg (UiT The Arctic University of Norway), Bianca Kramer (Utrecht University), Pierre-Carl Langlais (OPERAS), Vanessa Proudman (SPARC Europe), Claire Redhead (OASPA), Didier Torny (CNRS), Pierre Mounier (OPERAS)

DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.4562790

Science Europe and cOAlition S publish an in-depth report and recommendations arising from a study of community-driven Open Access journals across the world that are free for readers and authors, usually referred to as 'OA diamond journals'.

The study examines the areas that are critical for OA diamond journals, from legal structures and governance to technical capabilities, editorial processes, and funding models. The recommendations made in the report are designed to help research funding organisations, institutions, scholarly societies, and infrastructures sustainably strengthen OA diamond journals in the context of Open Science.

The study was commissioned by cOAlition S and funded by Science Europe in order to gain a better understanding of the OA diamond landscape. It is the culmination of work undertaken from June 2020 to February 2021 by a consortium of 10 organisations: OPERAS, SPARC Europe, Utrecht University, DOAJ, UiT The Arctic University of Norway, LIBER, OASPA, ENRESSH, Redalyc-AmeliCA, CSI.

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