The European Landscape of Institutional Publishing




Diamond Open Access, Institutional Publishing, Non-Commercial Publishing, Scholar-Led Publishing, Open Access, Diamond OA, OA


This episode of Open Science Talk deals with Diamond Open Access publishing services provided by instutitions. The EU-funded project DIAMAS (Developing Institutional Open Acces Publisihing Models to Advance Scholarly Communication) has recently published a 240-page landscape report on «Institutional Publishing in the E[uropean] R[esearch] A[rea]; results from the DIAMAS survey». Work Package leader Jan Erik Frantsvåg discusses the main findings of the report together with Sona Arasteh, co-author of a synopsis of the same report, comprising 30 richly illustrated pages. In the discussion, the landscape report and its synopsis is contextualized alongside an earlier study on the global landscape of Diamond Open Access Publishing; on-going projects such as DIAMAS’ sister projects CRAFT-OA and PALOMERA; and plans for capacity building for Diamond Open Access Publishing on global, regional and national levels.

Digital recording, unfortunately with problematic sound quality. First published online: Feb 13, 2024.

Author Biographies

Sona Arasteh, OPERAS; Max Weber Stiftung.

Open Science Officer for the DIAMAS Project on behalf of OPERAS; Communication Officer for the Project Craft-OA for the Max Weber Foundation.

Jan Erik Frantsvåg, UiT The Arctic University of Norway

Academic librarian and Open Access adviser at UiT the Arctic University of Norway and Work Package leader of WP2 in the DIAMAS project.

Per Pippin Aspaas, UiT The Arctic University of Norway

Head of Library Research and Publishing Support at UiT The Arctic University of Norway.


Arasteh, S., & Blake, O. (2024). The European landscape of institutional publishing - A synopsis of results from the DIAMAS survey. Zenodo.

Armengou, C., Aschehoug, A., Ball, J., Bargheer, M., Bosman, J., Brun, V., de Pablo Llorente, V., Franczak, M., Frantsvåg, J. E., Hersperger, O., Klaus, T., Kramer, B., Kuchma, I., Laakso, M., Manista, F., Melinščak Zlodi, I., Mounier, P., Pölönen, J., Pontille, D., … Wnuk, M. (2023). Institutional Publishing in the ERA: Results from the DIAMAS survey. Zenodo.

Bosman, J., Frantsvåg, J. E., Kramer, B., Langlais, P.-C., & Proudman, V. (2021). OA Diamond Journals Study. Part 1: Findings. Zenodo.

CRAFT-OA project webpage

DIAMAS project webpage

Mounier, P., Rooryck, J. (2023). Towards a federated global community of Diamond Open Access. A discussion paper. The Diamond Papers, Dec. 2023.

PALOMERA project webpage



How to Cite

Arasteh, S., Frantsvåg, J. E., & Aspaas, P. P. (2024). The European Landscape of Institutional Publishing. Open Science Talk, (55).