More than a Buzzword: Sustainability in the Institutional Publishing Ecosystem

From dresses made of recycled bottles to skyscrapers collecting rainwater: the question of sustainability has entered our everyday. Exploring and supporting the sustainability of institutional publishing is among the DIAMAS project activities. Here, we give an overview of our current discussions on sustainability: the multifaceted buzzword and its meaning and implications for our project. What […]

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 […]

Early impressions from the DIAMAS survey

Map of Europe showing a visual representation of the survey results from the 43 countries in the European Research Area

Earlier in the year we blogged about Lessons learned from the DIAMAS survey-a-thons. In this blog we are pleased to share some initial results from the survey. Crossing the finishing line Before we discuss the early findings of the survey, a little background on how we reached the final numbers. We used a variety 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 […]

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 Receives Grant to Develop Diamond Open Access Publishing in Europe

For immediate release Aix-Marseille Université, cOAlition S, and Science Europe are pleased to announce that they are participating in a Horizon Europe project called ‘Developing Institutional Open Access Publishing Models to Advance Scholarly Communication’ (DIAMAS). The 3-year project, launched on the 1st of September 2022, receives funding in the context of the Horizon Europe call […]