Open Access Week Interview: Mikael Laakso

International Open Access Week is in full swing! This year’s theme – Community Over Commercialisation – is a subject close to the efforts of the DIAMAS project, as we strive to support scholar-led publishing initiatives. To mark this year’s OA Week, we spoke with different members of our project team to discuss what the theme […]

REPORT: Best Practices for Institutional Publishing Service Providers

Read the DIAMAS Best Practices Report which compiles quality evaluation criteria and assessment systems for institutional Open Access publishers and service providers collaborating with them DIAMAS plans to improve Open Access publishing practices. To do so, we will create Extensible Quality Standard for Institutional Publishing (EQSIP), which aim to ensure the quality and transparency of […]

Lessons learned from the DIAMAS survey-a-thons

Are you planning to launch a survey? Interested in ways to increase your response rate and the accuracy of data? Eager to raise awareness of your project and engage an audience? In this piece we look back at the various DIAMAS survey-a-thons. These events were a live experiment to support the completion of our OA […]

DIAMAS launches an open call to identify reference materials

As part of its scope to support Open Access Diamond and institutional publishing, DIAMAS is launching a community call! We are looking for resources such as guidelines, best practices, training materials, toolkits, and documentation which address Journal funding; Ownership and governance; Open Science practices; Editorial quality, management and research integrity; Technical service efficiency; Visibility; and […]


On June 20, 2023, DIAMAS will take part in a webinar in collaboration with two other HORIZON Europe-funded projects: CRAFT-OA and PALOMERA. June 20, 2023 1 p.m CEST REGISTER HERE! The three projects work towards an equitable future for scholarly communication, with academic communities at the centre. The webinar will present this vision and introduce […]


The deadline for the OA Diamond & Institutional Publishing Landscape Survey has been extended. You now have until 10/05/23 to complete the survey. To provide appropriate resources we need to hear from more IPSPs. Shape the future of Diamond Open Access and provide your feedback before May 10th. We are here to support you with […]


We are hosting a series of SURVEY-A-THONS to support our OA Diamond and Institutional Publishing landscape survey. The DIAMAS project’s Diamond OA and Institutional Publishing landscape survey has just been launched. It aims to collect information to better understand Institutional Publishing to build capacity across Europe based on evidence and good practice for a more […]

OA Diamond & Institutional Publishing Landscape Survey

The OA Diamond and Institutional Publishing Landscape Survey has just launched. View the questionnaire in full here. With the survey, we hope to map how Institutional Publishing is currently organised in order to understand existing challenges and develop resources, tools,  policies, and strategies which support the Institutional Publishers and associated stakeholders. The survey will remain […]

What are IPSPs & why are they important for DIAMAS?

Explained: What are Institutional Publishing Service Providers (IPSP) and why are they important for DIAMAS? The DIAMAS project will map and understand institutional publishing in Europe to raise academic publishing standards, improving quality and sustainability for this sector. But what do we mean by institutional publishing? How does it differ from other publishing models? What […]

DIAMAS Workshop: LIBER Winter Event

On Friday 2nd December, the DIAMAS project hosted an interactive workshop in Amsterdam, as part of LIBER’s Winter Event. Our project partners, Bianca Kramer and Jeroen Bosman, of Utrecht University, hosted the 2-hour session. The workshop set out to introduce DIAMAS and collect feedback from the librarians present about institutional publishing within their universities. In […]