The purpose of the Global Summit on Diamond Open Access is to bring together the Diamond OA community of journal editors, organizations, experts, and stakeholders from the Global South and North, in a dialogue that seeks to implement collective action in the spirit of the Recommendations on Open Science from UNESCO and BOAI 20 years, where Equity, Sustainability, Quality and Usability are the pillars of our journey.
This summit expresses a commitment to keep a frank and open conversation to establish common ground. Such a dialogue will allow us to strengthen a more inclusive publishing sector that fosters scientific advances. Joining forces, sharing infrastructure, increasing capacities, meeting, and recognizing each other, and understanding that OA is a means to an end, are the motivations that guide the call for a Global Summit on Diamond Open Access.
For the first time the global OA Diamond community will meet in Toluca, Mexico to exchange and coordinate actions to better support equity in scholarly communication practices. The summit, co-organised by Redalyc, the Autonomous University of the State of Mexico, AmeliCA, UNESCO, CLACSO and the Action Plan for Diamond Open Access, will combine two conferences during Open Access Week. The first conference of this double header is the IV Redalyc Journal Editors International Conference, which will celebrate the 20th anniversary of Redalyc and which will include the II Meeting of AmeliCA members. The second conference will welcome the 2nd session of the Diamond Open Access Conference that brings together signatories of the Action Plan for Diamond Open Access.
We invite all actors from all continents who share the vision of scholarly communication for the common good to come together, in a multilingual and diverse event, to start a movement that will lead us to recognize and support Diamond Open Access publishing to direct actions to achieve a global village of knowledge.