DIAMAS Project Launches OA Diamond and Institutional Publishing Landscape Survey

Posted: 30-03-2023 Topics: Diamond Open Access

The DIAMAS project (Developing Institutional Open Access Publishing Models to Advance Scholarly Communication) seeks to develop a European Reference Standard in the domain of institutional publishing. It aims to improve the efficiency, quality, and good practices of publishing activities and services in the European Research Area (ERA). To achieve this aim, DIAMAS has launched a survey to map how Institutional Publishing is currently organised, understand existing challenges, and develop supporting resources, tools, policies, and strategies.

Does your library provide any publishing services for institutional journals? Do you support journals operating from your university? Are you aware of scholar and student-led journals in your institution? If yes, it is important you are aware of the DIAMAS Diamond OA and Institutional Publishing survey!

The survey will remain open until 30 April.

DIAMAS will create a registry of “institutional publishing service providers” through the landscape mapping conducted in the survey, building a community ready to share knowledge and collaborate. A series of best practices, policy recommendations, and guidelines will be created to help strengthen the community and set evidence-based quality standards.

Questions are aimed at Institutional Publishing Services Providers (IPSPs) from the European Research Area. To read more about Institutional Publishers – read this recent blog on the DIAMAS website.

DIAMAS is also hosting a series of SURVEY-A-THONS to support respondents. For details about these sessions (times, dates, languages, etc.), see this page.

For questions regarding LIBER’s involvement in DIAMAS, contact Oliver Blake at oliver.blake@libereurope.org