PKP Enables Diamond Open Access
The Public Knowledge Project (PKP), has been, by design and since its inception over two decades ago, developing software that enables scholars from around the world to professionally peer-review and publish their colleagues’ work without charging them or the public to read this work. By creating open source (free) software that distributes the power to participate in scholarly publishing by organizing and supporting academic journal editing – including the management of peer review and and production processes – thousands of scholars, many operating in low-resource environments, have been able to produce professional quality academic journals that are free to both authors and readers.
As such, PKP has long been aware of its essential role in supporting OA diamond journals, which are Open Access journals without Article Processing Charges (APC). But now, The OA Diamond Journals Study, published on March 9, 2021, shows that 65 percent of the OA Diamond Journals surveyed use OJS. The study offers us a rare level of insight into our community. Read our analysis of this study PKP Enables Diamond Open Access to gain a clearer sense of the extent to which PKP has made OA diamond possible for thousands of journals around the world.