Published March 9, 2021 | Version v1
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OA Diamond Journals Study. Journals Inventory

  • 1. Universiteit Utrecht


From June 2020 to February 2021, a consortium of 10 organisations undertook a large-scale study on open access journals across the world that are free for readers and authors, usually referred to as “OA diamond journals”. This study was commissioned by cOAlition S in order to gain a better understanding of the OA diamond landscape.

The study undertook a statistical analysis of several bibliographic databases, surveyed 1,619 journals, collected 7,019 free text submissions and other data from 94 questions, and organised three focus groups with 11 journals and 10 interviews with hosting platforms. It collected 163 references in the academic literature, and inventoried 1048 journals not listed in DOAJ.

The results of the study are available in the following outputs:

This data is the result of a crowdsourcing activity started in June 2020 and still running at the time of publishing the OA diamond journals study. The archived data is a snapshot taken on March 4, 2021. 

The live version is available at:

The file itself contains a full description of the various variables. In the context of the study the data was used to provide journals names for disseminating the study’s survey, additional to journal data from DOAJ and various journals platforms.”


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