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Funding the future: the role of diamond in sustainable, full and fair open access

Kramer, Bianca; Bosman, Jeroen

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  "publisher": "Zenodo", 
  "DOI": "10.5281/zenodo.5463664", 
  "language": "eng", 
  "title": "Funding the future: the role of diamond in sustainable, full and fair open access", 
  "issued": {
    "date-parts": [
  "abstract": "<p>In 2020, cOAlition S commissioned a study to gain insights into the OA publishing landscape of diamond journals and platforms, which are free to readers and authors. The research, conducted by a group of 10 organizations lead by OPERAS, aggregated data from an online survey that gathered around 1600 responses from journal editors across the globe, a quantitative analysis of data from bibliographical databases and a qualitative analysis based on focus groups of journal editors and interviews with infrastructure providers.</p>\n\n<p>The findings of the study point to a wide archipelago of relatively small journals serving diverse communities, with a mix of scientific strengths and operational challenges (including compliance with funder mandates) and an economy that is characterized by a large dependency on volunteers, universities and governments, modest publishing costs and a variety of funding models.</p>\n\n<p>In this presentation, we will discuss the various recommendations of the study to increase the capacity of community-driven/governed journals and platforms, connecting them and technically supporting them in a coordinated way. We call upon funders to consistently finance the operations of diamond journals and platforms and invest in the future of diamond OA.</p>\n\n<p>We connect this plea for support for diamond open access to the bigger theme of the conference by suggesting some concrete ways towards full and fair open access based on a much larger role of diamond.</p>", 
  "author": [
      "family": "Kramer, Bianca"
      "family": "Bosman, Jeroen"
  "id": "5463664", 
  "event-place": "Online", 
  "type": "speech", 
  "event": "OAI - The Geneva Workshop on Innovations in Scholarly Communication (OAI12)"
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