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Diamond open access

The University of Groningen has launched a stimulus fund to support diamond open access initiatives by UG/UMCG researchers.

The fund can be used to expand and improve existing initiatives (e.g. professionalizing or scaling-up a scholar-led journal) or to create new ones (e.g. setting up a new journal or flipping an existing journal to diamond open access).

The University of Groningen Library also financially supports various diamond open access initiatives and open access infrastructures.

Diamond open access initiatives
  • Direct to Open (MIT Press) - Initiative aimed at realizing a sustainable transition to open access for books.
  • Language Science Press - An open access scholarly publishing house specializing in linguistics books.
  • Open Book Publishers - Not-for-profit and academic-led open access publisher of academic monographs. UG/UMCG staff and students can download e-books for free and get a discount on the purchase of print-on-demand titles from the OBP catalogue.
  • Open Library of Humanities - Charitable organization dedicated to publishing open access scholarship with no APCs charged to the author.
  • Opening the Future - A novel variant of the subscribe to open model (S2O) aimed at realizing a sustainable transition to open access for books.
  • Punctum Books - Not-for-profit open-access book publisher in the humanities. Punctum Books does not charge Book Processing Charges (BPCs) and is funded via a library partnership subsidy model, subscriptions and individual donations.
  • SCOAP 3 - Partnership of over 3,000 libraries, funding agencies and research centres in 44 countries and 3 intergovernmental organizations. Working with leading publishers, SCOAP 3 has converted key journals in the field of high-energy physics to open access at no cost for authors.
  • SciPost - Scholarly-led, not-for-profit, open access publication portal focused on Physics. SciPost is now expanding also to the fields of Mathematics, Astronomy, Biology and Chemistry. Publishing in SciPost does not involve author-facing charges. SciPost is financially backed by national granting agencies, universities, foundations and individuals.
Open access infrastructures
  • ArXiv - Open access repository for Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science and Quantitative Biology.
  • DOAJ - Community-curated list of open access journals that use an appropriate quality control system.
  • OAPEN - A not-for-profit organization dedicated to open access, peer-reviewed books. It operates three platforms: the OAPEN Library, the OAPEN open access books toolkit, and the Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB).
  • Open Commons of Phenomenology - Not-for-profit scholarly association whose mission is to provide free access to all relevant materials related to phenomenology.
  • Pressbooks - An open source content management system designed for creating books, often used to create open textbooks and other forms of open educational resources.
  • Public Knowledge Project (PKP) - a multi-university no-profit initiative developing (free) open source software and conducting research to improve the quality and reach of scholarly publishing.
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