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On 31 January, the DIAMAS project released the results of its Institutional Publishing Landscape Survey. The key findings are presented in a synopsis –available on Zenodo.

The publication of the survey results marks a significant milestone for DIAMAS and for Diamond Open Access. 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 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 universities, research performing organisations, funders, sponsors and donors, and regional, national and international policy makers to support the OA publishing activities of institutional publishers and service providers across Europe.

This survey synopsis is accompanied by the full survey analysis, full country reports, complete country reports, and the entire survey dataset.

On 7 February, DIAMAS will hold an online event to unpack the survey findings and discuss their implications. More information and the registration link are available here.

Results from the landscape report will also be presented during two upcoming EUA events: the online focus group “Co-designing Diamond OA recommendations and guidelines for institutional leaders”, taking place on 13 March at 10:00-13:00 CET, and the in-person workshop “The road towards Diamond Open Access”, to be organised on 12 April at 13:45-16:15 GMS at Swansea University, United Kingdom.

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