Building Community to Support Diamond Open Access Publishing
March 2, 2022
PKP has endorsed the Action Plan for Diamond Open Access (OA) presented by Science Europe, cOAlition S, OPERAS, and the French National Research Agency (ANR) on March 2nd, 2022. We see this Action Plan as a positive step in supporting a sustainable, equitable, community-driven Diamond OA scholarly communication environment.
As we recently shared, PKP has long been aware of its essential role in supporting Diamond OA journals (journals without Article Processing Charges). The OA Diamond Journals Study, published last year, made it clear that there are thousands of Diamond OA journals and that they are a significant part of the OA landscape throughout the world. As such, we are pleased to lend our support for today’s Action Plan, while emphasizing the need for actions to support Diamond OA publishing throughout the world.
For more detail, please read PKP and Érudit’s joint response to the Action Plan with Érudit on the Coaltion Publica website.