The road towards Diamond Open Access

2024-04-12 | EUA

In the context of the EU-funded DIAMAS project, EUA will organise an in-person workshop on “The road towards Diamond Open Access” on Friday 12 April 2024 from 13.45 to 16.15 GMT 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 and will support EUA in implementing its Open Science Agenda 2025.

This event may 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.

The workshop is organised as a satellite event to the 2024 EUA Annual Conference and is free of charge. Registration to the Annual Conference is not a prerequisite to attending the workshop.

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

Registrations will be confirmed by email on a rolling basis. Please wait for your registration confirmation before making any further arrangements. Online participation will not be possible.

Provisional programme

  • Welcome lunch
  • Introduction of DIAMAS project
  • Presentation of elements for future Diamond OA recommendations and guidelines for institutional leaders
  • Interactive session 1 – feedback on elements for future recommendations and guidelines
  • Interactive session 2 – backcasting session: building the road towards Diamond Open Access*
  • Wrap up
The road towards Diamond Open Access
University Swansea, Swansea, United Kingdom
12 / 04 / 2024