On 31/01/2024 the DIAMAS project releases the results of its Institutional Publishing Landscape Survey. The key findings are presented in a synopsis – available here.
The publication of the survey results marks a significant milestone for DIAMAS and for Diamond Open Access. There is now a clear and intelligible picture of the European landscape of institutional publishing activities, with clear pathways to strengthen and support their operations. Our findings show how institutional publishers work, the scale of and nature of their operations, the ways finances and funding are managed, how open science practices are managed, and the nature of their challenges. With this information DIAMAS will formulate an evidenced-based response to support publishers and support Diamond publishing, creating equitable access to scientific work.
With this information, the DIAMAS project will develop a self-assessment tool to allow institutional publishers and service providers to evaluate themselves in terms of the Extensible Quality Standard for Institutional Publishing (EQSIP). Doing so will improve the coordination, quality and sustainability of institutional publishers. In addition, the Landscape Report will enable DIAMAS to formulate policy and strategy recommendations for research performing organisations, funders, sponsors and donors, and regional, national and international policy makers to support the OA publishing activities of institutional publishers and service providers across Europe.
This survey synopsis is accompanied by the full survey analysis, full country reports, complete country reports, and the entire survey dataset. On 07/02/2024, DIAMAS will hold an online event to unpack the survey findings and discuss their implications.
The 23 organisations participating in the DIAMAS project include Aix-Marseille Université (AMU) (Coordinator), OPERAS, CNRS, EIFL, the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT), the Federation of Finnish Learned Societies (TSV), Jisc, the Association of European Research Libraries (LIBER), University of Barcelona, University of Zadar, University of Zagreb, Science Europe, the European University Association (EUA), the Open Access Scholarly Publishing Association (OASPA), Arctic University of Norway, the Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR), University of Göttingen, SPARC Europe, Utrecht University, the National Documentation Centre (EKT), IBL-PAN, the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), and the European Science Foundation (ESF) (acting for cOAlition S).