Open access is the practice of providing online access to scientific information that is free of charge to the user and is reusable. The EU-funded SOAR project supports cOAlition S, an alliance of national and private research funders and research performing organisations supporting Plan S, which mandates that the results of research funded by these organisations must be published in open-access journals or on open-access platforms or made immediately available through open-access repositories without embargo. SOAR assists researchers funded by a Plan S funder to identify publishing venues allowing them to comply with their funder’s open access requirements. By doing so, it contributes to Horizon Europe’s priorities on open access.
The DIAMAS project brings together 23 European organisations who will map out the landscape of Diamond Open Access publishing in the European Research Area, develop common standards, guidelines, and practices for the Diamond publishing sector, and formulate recommendations for research institutions to coordinate sustainable support for Diamond publishing activities across Europe.
cOAlition S will have a coordinating role in the project and – in collaboration with Science Europe – report to the Diamond Action Plan community about progress.
CRAFT-OA aims to consolidate the specific features of the institutional (Diamond) publishing environment and provide a robust set of tools and services to create a joint and federated infrastructure, comprised of a network of informed stakeholders, professionalised Institutional Publishing Service Providers (IPSP), and Institutional Publishing Technology Providers (IPTP). In the project participate 23 organisations, including OpenAIRE.
Academic books are only rarely mandated to be published OA by research funders and institutions. PALOMERA will investigate the reasons for this situation across geographies, languages, economies, and disciplines within the European Research Area (ERA). PALOMERA will collect, structure, analyse, and make available knowledge that can explain the challenges and bottlenecks that prevent OA to academic books. PALOMERA will provide actionable recommendations and concrete resources to support and coordinate aligned funder and institutional policies for OA books. The recommendations will address all relevant stakeholders (research funders and institutions, researchers, publishers, infrastructure providers, libraries, and national policymakers). PALOMERA is a consortium of 17 organisations.