Global Summit on Diamond Open Access promises to expand initiatives globally

06 november, 2023≈ 3 min read

The Global Summit on Diamond Open Access, held in Toluca, México, and online, from 23 to 27 October 2023, concluded with resounding success and pledges towards fostering the Diamond Open Access scholarly communication ecosystem.

Organised by Redalyc, UAEMéx, AmeliCA, UNESCO, CLACSO, UÓR, ANR, cOAlition S, OPERAS, and Science Europe, the Summit brought together Diamond OA stakeholders from across the world for the first time, all united in their commitment to promoting the quality, sustainability, usability, and equity of access to scholarly communication.

Over the course of four days, a total of 700 attendees to all three main events – the Redalyc Journal Editors International Conference, the AmeliCA Members Meeting, and the 2nd Diamond Open Access Conference – engaged in extensive and insightful discussions on various Diamond OA initiatives and practices, with emphasis on policy development, governance, research evaluation, and sustainability.

Recognising the diverse nature of Diamond OA journals, repositories, and platforms, as necessitated by various research disciplines, as well as the varying capacities among different stakeholders globally, the Summit emphasised the critical need for enhanced collaboration within the Diamond OA sector at a global scale. Such collaboration, as concluded during the Summit, is fundamental to widespread sharing of knowledge, which stands as our most valuable asset and a public good for the benefit of all.

Under the themes of ‘Diamond Open Access Scientific Publishing: a Common and Public Good’ and ‘Developing a roadmap towards diamond scholarly communication infrastructure’, the summit saw dynamic discussions that aimed to develop ownership and leadership of the community over scholarly content and to create conditions for a global federated Diamond Open Access Network.

The ‘Conclusions and Way Forward’ document is available online. Further highlights and individual conclusions from each event will be released shortly.

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Read the Manifesto on Science as a Global Public Good, launched in the wake of the Diamond Open Access Global Summit (in Spanish).

Find out more about the results of the Global Summtr on Diamond Open Access: