April 22, 2021 @ 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm Europe/Brussels Timezone

Workshop from SIGs on Multilingualism and Advocacy discusses OA journals and the Latin-American publishers landscape 

The workshop on “Publishers and Publishing Stances: a Contribution to Multilingualism and Bibliodiversity” takes place on April 22nd, via Zoom. The event will present the results and recommendations provided by the first multi-institutional study on Open Access Diamond Journals as well as discuss the Latin-American Landscape on Academic Publishers. Presenters include the presidents and representatives of associations from Portugal, Spain, Brazil, and Latin America and the Caribbean.

The workshop will be divided in two panels. The first one, dedicated to the report presentation of the Open Access Journals study, will have as speakers Arianna Becerril-García (Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México, Redalyc) and Pierre Mounier (OpenEdition, OPERAS), with moderation by Delfim Leão (University of Coimbra, OPERAS). The study was commissioned by cOAlition S and funded by Science Europe in order to gain a better understanding of the OA diamond landscape.

The second panel brings together the representatives from Latin American and Iberian academic publishers associations to discuss how their countries can contribute to the boosting of multilingualism and bibliodiversity in academic publishing. The panel will receive the participation from João Caetano (Universidade Aberta, APEES), Ana Isabel González (Universidad de Oviedo, UNE), Jezio Hernani Gutierre (Universidade Estadual Paulista, ABEU) and Sayri Karp Mitastein (Universidad de Guadalajara, EULAC). The moderation will be provided by Margo Bargheer (Universität Göttingen, AEUP).

Registration can be made at this link.


Workshop details:

PUBLISHERS AND PUBLISHING STANCES: a Contribution to Multilingualism and Bibliodiversity

A joint workshop of the OPERAS Special Interest Groups on Multilingualism and on Advocacy

(in collaboration with the OPERAS-P and the TRIPLE projects, and APEES – the Portuguese Association of Higher Education Presses)

22nd April, 15h–17h30 CEST (on-line event)

Welcome address  15h

1st Panel – 15h05

Open Access Diamond Journals – report presentation: key findings, key recommendations, and kick-start actions

SummaryThis is the first study of its kind. It was commissioned by cOAlition S and funded by Science Europe in order to gain a better understanding of the OA diamond landscape. It is the culmination of work undertaken from June 2020 to February 2021 by a consortium of 10 organisations: OPERASSPARC EuropeUtrecht UniversityDOAJUiT The Arctic University of NorwayLIBEROASPAENRESSHRedalyc-AmeliCA, and CSI. The in-depth report shines light on a community-driven open access publishing model. The OA diamond model promotes both inclusivity and bibliodiversity as it serves a wide range of disciplines, languages, countries and communities. It makes open access publishing truly accessible to all since it removes some of the financial hurdles that researchers struggle with. The findings and recommendations point to clearly defined areas where research funding organisations, institutions, scholarly societies and infrastructures can help OA diamond thrive in the future and assist journals in complying with Plan S.

ModeratorDelfim Leão (Universidade de Coimbra, OPERAS)



2nd Panel – 16h

Academic Publishers: the Iberian and the Latin-American Landscape

This panel brings together the representatives of four academic publishing associations: Portugal, Spain, Brazil, and Latin America and the Caribbean. Each representative is invited to make a brief presentation on the way in which academic presses of Iberian and Latin American countries (whose languages have a significant international dimension) can make a specific contribution to the boosting of balanced multilingualism and of bibliodiversity in the domain of academic publishing.

Moderator: Margo Bargheer (Universität Göttingen, AEUP  Association of European Academic Presses)


  • João Caetano (Universidade Aberta, APEES – Associação Portuguesa de Editoras do Ensino Superior)
  • Ana Isabel González (Universidad de Oviedo, UNE  Unión de Editoriales Universitarias Españolas)
  • Jézio Hernani Gutierre (Universidade Estadual Paulista Júlio de Mesquita Filho, ABEU – Associação Brasileira de Editoras Universitárias)
  • Sayri Karp Mitastein (Universidad de Guadalajara, EULAC  Asociación de Editoriales Universitarias de América Latina y el Caribe)


Details on speakers and moderators: operas-eu.org/4605

PUBLISHERS AND PUBLISHING STANCES: a Contribution to Multilingualism and Biliodiversity