TUBITAK ULAKBIM, has signed Action Plan for Diamond Open Access

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ULAKBIM has signed up to the “Action Plan for Diamond Open Access” which aims to promote a sustainable, community-driven Diamond Open Access (OA) scholarly communication ecosystem. Published on 2 March 2022, the document is an initiative of Science Europe, cOAlition S, OPERAS and the French National Research Agency (ANR).

The Action Plan has four priority areas: efficiency, quality standards, capacity building and sustainability, following the recommendations presented in the “Open Access Diamond Journals Study”. 

ULAKBIM endorses the document and welcomes its goal of aligning and developing shared resources for the entire Diamond OA ecosystem while respecting the cultural, multilingual and disciplinary diversity that constitutes the strength of the sector. 

TUBITAK ULAKBIM which is one of the first organizations to approve the Action Plan, intended to contribute by exemplifying the DergiPark platform which is a national basis in scientific publishing with this growing momentum in Europe. As is known, TUBITAK ULAKBIM has been providing substructure support to our national journals with DergiPark since 2013.

About Diamond Open Access

Diamond Open Access refers to a scholarly publication model in which journals and platforms are free for authors and readers. The estimated 17.000–29.000 Diamond OA journals worldwide (in 2021) are an essential component of scholarly communication; they publish 9% of the total article publication volume and 45% of Open Access publishing. However, Diamond OA is held back by challenges related to the technical capacity, management, visibility, and sustainability of journals and platforms.

Related webpages 

● Action Plan for Diamond Open Access: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6282402

● Open Access Diamond Journals Study: https://scieur.org/diamond-study

● Action Plan Endorsement: https://scieur.org/diamond-endorsement

● March 2022 Workshop on Diamond OA: https://scieur.org/ws-diamond-0222