DIAMAS stands for ‘Developing Institutional Open Access Publishing Models to Advance Scholarly Communication’. The project is coordinated by OpenEdition, Aix-Marseille University. The 3-year project was awarded a grant of €3m, bringing together 23 European organisations that will map out the landscape of Diamond Open Access publishing in the European Research Area and develop common standards, guidelines and practices for the Diamond publishing sector. The project partners will also formulate recommendations for research institutions to coordinate sustainable support for Diamond publishing activities across Europe. The main objective of the project is to deliver a Capacity Center for OA Diamond publishers to solve their main challenges. 

OPERAS leads a work package in the project dedicated to the building of this capacity centre which will provide through a common access point different toolkits, training, communication channels to improve the quality of Institutional Publishing Service Providers (IPSPs). 


A variety of skills and expertise has been gathered to facilitate the work and reach the objectives. 23 organisations from 12 countries are working together in the DIAMAS consortium.

  1. Aix-Marseille Université (AMU) – Coordinator
  3. CNRS
  4. EIFL
  5. Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT)
  6. Federation of Finnish Learned Societies (TSV)
  7. Jisc
  8. Association of European Research Libraries (LIBER)
  9. University of Barcelona
  10. University of Zadar
  11. University of Zagreb
  12. Science Europe
  13. European University Association (EUA)
  14. Open Access Scholarly Publishing Association (OASPA)
  15. Arctic University of Norway
  16. Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR)
  17. University of Göttingen
  18. SPARC Europe
  19. Utrecht University
  20. National Documentation Centre (EKT)
  21. IBL-PAN
  22. Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
  23. European Science Foundation (ESF) – acting for cOAlition S

The DIAMAS project interacts closely with the global community of the ‘Action Plan for Diamond Open Access’ signatories to support Diamond Open Access Publishing. 

Project acronym: DIAMAS

Full project title: Developing Institutional Open Access Publishing Models to Advance Scholarly Communication

Project duration: 36 months from 1 September 2022

Number of partners: 23 participants

Contact: contact@diamasproject.eu

Funding: Funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or the European Commission. Neither the European Union nor the granting authority can be held responsible for them.