Workshop: The road towards Diamond Open Access

Friday 12 April 2024, 13.45-16.15 GMT, Swansea University, Swansea, UK

In the context of the EU-funded DIAMAS project, the European University Association will organise an in-person workshop on “The road towards Diamond Open Access” on Friday 12 April 2024 from 13.45 to 16.15 BST at Swansea University, United Kingdom.

In the ever-evolving landscape of scholarly communication, Diamond Open Access is gaining momentum as a community-driven and academic-owned Open Access scholarly publication model in which journals and platforms do not charge fees to either authors or readers. However, the potential of institutional publication activities – as a key leverage point for changing the entire academic publishing ecosystem – remains insufficiently explored.

The workshop will address institutional leaders interested in learning approaches and strategies for supporting non-commercial, scholar-led publishing initiatives in their institutions. Elements for future recommendations and guidelines on Diamond Open Access for institutional leaders will also be used as a basis to steer discussions. The outcomes of the workshop will help the DIAMAS project partners to further develop policy advocacy and capacity building activities

This event will be of interest to leaders of universities, university libraries and university presses, other research performing organisations and learned societies. Participation is limited to 30 people, with due consideration for geographical and gender balance to ensure fruitful discussions.

Please find more information about the event here.

To register for the event, please submit your declaration of interest here by Friday 15 March 2024.