The European landscape of institutional publishing – Institutional Publishing Landscape Report published by DIAMAS project

Diamas Landscape Study

DIAMAS Project Results Release: The DIAMAS project has released the results of its Institutional Publishing Landscape Survey on January 31, 2024. The survey results’ release is a major milestone for DIAMAS and Diamond Open Access, providing a clear picture of European institutional publishing. It reveals insights into operations, finances, open science practices, and challenges, guiding DIAMAS in formulating an evidence-based response to support publishers and promote equitable access to scientific work.

You can get involved in the conversation: the DIAMAS project will hold an online event on 12/03/24 to unpack the results and discuss the implications. If you are interested in joining the conversation about the project’s findings, please sign up for this event.

A Synopsis is now available to understand the key findings. This document is accompanied by country reports and a more detailed analysis, available on the DIAMAS website

There is now a clear and intelligible picture of the European landscape of institutional publishing activities, with clear pathways to strengthen and support their operations. The findings show how institutional publishers work, the scale of and nature of their operations, the ways finances and funding are managed, how open science practices are managed, and the nature of their challenges. With this information DIAMAS will formulate an evidenced-based response to support publishers and support Diamond publishing, creating equitable access to scientific work.

With this information, the DIAMAS project will develop a self-assessment tool to allow institutional publishers and service providers to evaluate themselves in terms of the Extensible Quality Standard for Institutional Publishing (EQSIP). Doing so will improve the coordination, quality and sustainability of institutional publishers. In addition, the  Landscape Report will enable DIAMAS to formulate policy and strategy recommendations for research performing organisations, funders, sponsors and donors, and regional, national and international policy makers to support the Open Access publishing activities of institutional publishers and service providers across Europe.

This survey synopsis is accompanied by the full survey analysisfull country reportscomplete country reports, and the entire survey dataset.

The 23 organisations participating in the DIAMAS project include Aix-Marseille Université (AMU) (Coordinator), OPERAS, CNRS, EIFL, the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT), the Federation of Finnish Learned Societies (TSV), Jisc, the Association of European Research Libraries (LIBER), University of Barcelona, University of Zadar, University of Zagreb, Science Europe, the European University Association (EUA), the Open Access Scholarly Publishing Association (OASPA), Arctic University of Norway, the Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR), University of Göttingen, SPARC Europe, Utrecht University, the National Documentation Centre (EKT), IBL-PAN, the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), and the European Science Foundation (ESF) (acting for cOAlition S).

The Diamas project is co-coordinated by Pierre Mounier (OPERAS Coordinator (Community), OpenEdition Associate Director) and Johan Rooryck (Executive Director of cOAlition S and a visiting professor at Leiden University). OPERAS provides a substantial contribution to the project, in particular, to build the European Diamond Capacity Hub and develop community-driven pathways to equitable open scholarly publishing for Social Sciences and Humanities and all disciplines.

OPERAS is the Research Infrastructure supporting open scholarly communication in the social sciences and humanities (SSH) in the European Research Area. Its mission is to coordinate and federate resources in Europe to efficiently address the scholarly communication needs of European researchers in the field of SSH. OPERAS’ aim is to make Open Science a reality for research in the SSH and achieve a scholarly communication system where knowledge produced in the SSH benefits researchers, academics, students and more generally the whole society across Europe and worldwide, without barriers.

Cite this blog post
Judith Schulte (2024, February 1). The European landscape of institutional publishing – Institutional Publishing Landscape Report published by DIAMAS project. OPERAS. Retrieved June 24, 2024, from

Judith Schulte

OPERAS Communication Manager and chief editor of the OPERAS Blog

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