PUB IN/DIAMAS Webinar “Good Practices in Diamond Open Access (journals)”, Dec 06, 2023 | Zoom registration

This session has as its theme the quality and sustainability of magazines in open access diamond. It aims to be a space to discuss the best practices, ways to promote the quality and sustainability of editorial projects. The presentation of the speakers will be recorded and there will be a space for questions, which can be asked at the time or before (through the last question of this form).


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Esta sessão tem como tema a qualidade e a sustentabilidade de revistas em acesso aberto diamante. Pretende ser um espaço para discutir as melhores práticas, formas de promover a qualidade e a sustentabilidade dos projetos editoriais. A apresentação das oradoras será gravada e existirá um espaço para perguntas, que podem ser feitas no momento ou previamente (através da última pergunta desta formulário). Mais informação:


Evaluación de la ciencia en acceso abierto digital diamante – CLACSO

From Google’s English:  “Within the framework of the Diamond World Open Access Summit, which took place from October 23 to 27 in Toluca, Mexico, at the Autonomous University of the State of Mexico, headquarters of Redalyc, the Network of Scientific Journals of Latin America and the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal, and of which CLACSO is one of the organizers, we present this volume, which proposes a conceptual and methodological framework to characterize the knowledge published in Open Access Digital Diamante.

This book shows the application of the methodology to the scientific production of Social Sciences, Art and Humanities by authors from all over the world published in Ibero-American magazines between 2005 and 2022. In this, use is made of the database provided by Redalyc, the which accounts for a specific publication model: Diamond Digital Open Access.”

Ciencia abierta en España 2023: informe de situación y análisis de la percepción

From Google’s English:  The report compiles and synthesizes all the research carried out by the project team throughout the project. The introduction presents the bases of open science and the situation in Spain. The project has had a coordinated methodology and has been segmented into the 5 agents selected based on their involvement and role with open science: researchers, editors, vice-chancellors, library professionals, agencies. From the agents, questionnaires and surveys have been carried out to know in depth the perception of open access, research data, metrics and evaluation models. Within each of these blocks, a synthesis is presented at the level of legislation and policies, the current situation and the results of the perception and studies carried out are presented: …”

Taxonomia da Ciência Aberta: revisada e ampliada | Encontros Bibli: revista eletrônica de biblioteconomia e ciência da informação

From Google’s English:  Abstract:  Objective : to review the terminologies and applications of the Open Science taxonomy in order to build a more comprehensive version, which represents the knowledge surrounding the theme, in accordance with the current scenario of scientific communication and with the recommendations of the United Nations Organization for the Education, Science and Culture (Unesco).

Method : this is an exploratory research with a deductive approach. The first stage was the review of taxonomies, with 12 researchers who met weekly for conceptual and epistemological discussions related to Open Science, and methodological and procedural definitions for carrying out the study.

Results : as a result of the analyses, a taxonomy was developed to be evaluated by the specialists. For this, a questionnaire with open questions was sent, about each main axis of the taxonomy, to 68 specialists. 21 answers were obtained that cooperated with the modeling and exposition of the terms for the new taxonomy. The taxonomy that came out of this review process has 10 main-level facets and a total of 96 labels.

Conclusions: the specialists’ perception brought to light a congruent panorama with the recommendations of Unesco and the current scenario of Open Science.

Acceso abierto: aprender de casos de éxito en universidades | blok de bid

From Google’s English:  “The document is organized in three sections. In the first part, the Working Group makes a comparison of the evolution of the positions reached by its institutions (members of the 2019-2020 Open Access Working Group) in the 2019-21 editions of the CWTS Leiden Open Access ranking . The classification is based on the percentage of open access publications available, which makes it possible to evaluate the progress of the institutions in the implementation of open access. 

In the second part, four key factors of Group institutions that have helped to achieve outstanding open access results and thus to achieve a good position in the CWTS Leiden ranking in that category are identified and described :

Open access policies. Institutions with strong policies perform better than those without specific policies, beyond those required by funders. These policies should place deposit work flows at the center of academic activity and promote the consolidation of an institutional team to support the implementation of open access.
Availability and configuration of the institutional system (repositories/CRIS). The presence of an interconnected institutional repository and research information management system (CRIS) is crucial. The importance of capturing bibliographic metadata in CRIS and the transfer flow of metadata and files with the appropriate version of the text to the repository, where it is offered in open access or with an embargo period, is highlighted. 
Institutional research support staff. It is critical to have a dedicated Open Access/Open Science training and support team within the institution, usually within the library. This team should offer guidance and assistance to researchers in preparing their publications for open access, validation of publications in CRIS, as well as in meeting the requirements of funding policies. Open access training may include topics such as copyright, user licences, and research data management.
Collaboration and institutional commitment. Collaboration and commitment between different actors are essential to successfully introduce open access in institutions. This implies the active participation of researchers, libraries, IT services and other relevant departments. The institution should foster an environment in which open access is valued and supported, and where its importance to research and institutional reputation is recognized….”

Event: Futuros a Libro Abierto: Trabajando juntos para construir infraestructuras de propiedad comunitaria para libros AA. 14 de julio, 2023 | SciELO 25 Años

Este seminario web presentará el trabajo del proyecto ‘Open Book Futures’ de COPIM, una colaboración internacional que construye diferentes tipos de infraestructura de propiedad comunitaria para desarrollar y fortalecer la publicación de libros de AA, y explorará cómo los miembros de la Red SciELO podrían participar y trabajar juntos con el equipo de COPIM para generar apoyo global para los libros de AA.

This webinar will introduce the work of COPIM’s ‘Open Book Futures’ project, an international collaboration building different types of community-owned infrastructure to develop and strengthen OA book publishing, and explore how members of the SciELO Network might engage and work together with the COPIM team to build global support for OA books.


“The purpose of the Global Summit on Diamond Open Access is to bring together publishers of Diamond Open Access journals, organizations, actors and experts from all continents. This unique event consists of a series of hybrid and multilingual events organized from October 23 to 27, 2023 in Toluca (Mexico) by Redalyc, UAEMéx, AmeliCA, UNESCO, CLACSO, UÓR, ANR, cOAlition S, OPERAS and Science Europe.”

OI Fund office hours / Reuniones de consulta sobre el OI Fund | June-July 2023 | Invest in Open Infrastructure

“The fund aims to strengthen sustainability and resilience and increase the adoption of open infrastructure that underpins research and knowledge creation. Funding of 5,000-25,000 USD will be given to selected projects that focus on one of the following areas: capacity building, strengthening community governance, and critical shared infrastructure. Find out more about the Fund on this page. During the session, our Engagement Lead Emmy Tsang will share more about the objective, scope, and application and evaluation processes of the Fund. We’ll also answer your questions about the Fund….”

Convocatoria para la presentación de propuestas: Fondo de Infraestructura Abierta | fecha límite: 31 de julio de 2023 | Invest in Open Infrastructure

English translation: “Invest in Open Infrastructure (IOI) is excited to announce our upcoming funding call for the Open Infrastructure Fund, which marks the next step in our Collective Funding Pilot. This call will provide funding to projects that support the development of open research infrastructure services, with the aim of strengthening sustainability and resilience and increasing the adoption of open infrastructure that underpins research and knowledge creation. Open Infrastructure Fund (pilot) at a glance:

Areas: capacity building, strengthening community governance, critical shared infrastructure
Where you are based: anywhere in the world; 60% of these funds are reserved for individuals and organizations in Low and Middle Income Economies (LMIEs) and/or services that are widely adopted by communities in LMIEs.
Level of funding: 5,000-25,000 USD
Duration of award: projects of any duration up to 2 years, starting between November 1 and December 31, 2023.
Deadline for applications: July 31, 2023…”

Panorama de las infraestructuras comunes de comunicación académica | Universo Abierto, abril 26, 2023

Google translate: Abstract: “Scholarly communication is a complicated industry, with numerous players and multiple mechanisms for communicating and reviewing materials created in an increasing variety of formats by researchers from around the world. In turn, the researcher who intends to use the products of this system wants to discover, access, and use relevant and reliable materials with as little effort as possible. The task of making this complex sector efficient and, at the same time, bringing its many aspects together seamlessly for the reader (or, increasingly, for a computer user) is supported by an infrastructure, much of it shared by multiple publishers. . In this landscape review, we aim to provide a high-level overview of the shared infrastructure that underpins scholarly communication. The purpose of this landscape review is to provide an overview of the shared infrastructure that we intend to examine in a larger project on the strategic context that has driven and will continue to drive the development of this infrastructure. This project will include a needs analysis of which parts of the shared scholarly communication infrastructure are working well and which can be improved, culminating in recommendations on where additional or revised collective action and community investment is indicated.”

Rieger, Oya Y., and Roger C. Schonfeld. « Common Scholarly Communication Infrastructure Landscape Review. » Ithaka S+R. Ithaka S+R. 24 April 2023. Web. 26 April 2023.

Piloto de Financiamiento Colectivo: el diseño de una convocatoria de financiamiento | Invest in Open Infrastructure | Apr 21, 2023

English translation: “At our Funders Summit last year, we started our collective funding pilot with the goal to experiment with and learn from building a more collective, open and transparent funding process, in which we serve real community needs through centring the voices of those who are most impacted by/under-represented in funding decision-making.

We are now launching a design survey for this next phase of the pilot. We would like to invite everyone, particularly those voices mentioned above, to fill in the survey to help inform how this funding will be distributed. The survey is also an opportunity for anyone to express interest in joining the advisory panels for the funding calls that we aim to launch in mid-May….”

Identificadores Persistentes (PIDs) y la Ciencia Abierta en América Latina | 18 April 2023, Buenos Aires

Google translate: “DataCite, ORCID and ROR are pleased to invite the Latin American research community to participate in an event entirely dedicated to persistent identifiers and open science in the region. Aimed at research directors and managers, librarians and technical staff, in this meeting we will talk about the benefits of persistent identifiers and how their adoption contributes to open science and a more open and robust research ecosystem. Use cases from Argentine and international institutions will be presented and there will be ample space for discussion and networking. Registration is free but places are limited…”

SciELO – Brazil – OLIVA: La Producción Científica Indexada en América Latina. Diversidad Disciplinar, Colaboración Institucional y Multilingüismo en SciELO y Redalyc (1995-2018) OLIVA: La Producción Científica Indexada en América Latina. Diversidad Disciplinar, Colaboración Institucional y Multilingüismo en SciELO y Redalyc (1995-2018)

Abstract:  This article presents the results of the Latin American Observatory of eVAluation Indicators (OLIVA, its Spanish acronym) which aims to contribute to the visibility of indexed scientific output in Latin America and the Caribbean and enhance its value in evaluation systems. This study addresses the production published in open access by journals indexed in SciELO and Redalyc, based on a single database of a total of 1,720 journals (from 15 countries), 908,982 documents and 2,591,704 authors. It also highlights its disciplinary diversity, and trends in national and international research collaboration. Finally, only for the case of Brazil and SciELO, intranational collaboration is analyzed. The study concludes that there is a predominance of diamond journals, of university publishing institutions and of multiscalar forms of circulation. These characteristics, even with linguistic and disciplinary diversity, can contribute very effectively to the current needs of science communication in times of open science.


Ley 14/2011, de 1 de junio, de la Ciencia, la Tecnología y la Innovación.

See Article 37 on open science. From Google’s English:  

“1. The public agents of the Spanish Science, Technology and Innovation System will promote the dissemination of the results of scientific, technological and innovation activity, and that the results of research, including scientific publications, data, codes and methodologies , are available in open access. Free and open access to the results will be promoted through the development of institutional or thematic open access repositories, own or shared.

2. Research personnel from the public sector or whose research activity is financed mainly with public funds and who choose to disseminate their research results in scientific publications, must deposit a copy of the final version accepted for publication and the data associated with them. in institutional or thematic open access repositories, simultaneously with the date of publication.

3. Beneficiaries of research, development or innovation projects financed mainly with public funds must comply at all times with the open access obligations set forth in the bases or subsidy agreements of the corresponding calls. Recipients of public aid and subsidies will ensure that they retain the necessary intellectual property rights to comply with open access requirements.

4. The results of the research available in open access may be used by the Public Administrations in their evaluation processes, including the evaluation of research merit.

5. The Ministry of Science and Innovation will facilitate access to open access repositories and their interconnection with similar national and international initiatives, promoting the development of systems that facilitate it, and will promote open science in the Spanish Strategy for Science, Technology and Innovation, recognizing the value of science as a common good and following the European recommendations on open science.

In addition to open access, and always with the aim of making science more open, accessible, efficient, transparent and beneficial for society, the Ministries of Science and Innovation and of Universities, each in their field of action, as well as the Communities Autonomous within the framework of their powers, they will also promote other initiatives aimed at facilitating free access and management of the data generated by research (open data), in accordance with the international FAIR principles (easy to find, accessible, interoperable and reusable). , to develop infrastructures and open platforms, to promote the publication of scientific results in open access, and the open participation of civil society in scientific processes, as developed in article 38.

6. The foregoing will be compatible with the possibility of taking the appropriate measures to protect, prior to scientific publication, the rights over the results of the research, development and innovation activity, in accordance with national and European regulations on the subject. of intellectual and industrial property, plant varieties or business secret.”

COAR Annual Meeting 2023: Costa Rica on May 16-18 | Confederation of Open Access Repositories

“COAR is pleased to announce that the COAR Annual Meeting 2023 will take place in Costa Rica on May 16-18, 2023. The meeting will be hosted by Consejo Nacional de Rectores (CONARE) and is being jointly organized by CONARE, COAR, and LA Referencia.   The theme of the meeting is Sustainability and Innovation in Scholarly Communications. This location is the perfect backdrop for such a meeting as Costa Rica is a leader in environmental sustainability, with 99 percent of its energy from renewable sources. Moreover, Latin America has been a beacon for both sustainability and innovation in our field, with a long history of publicly-funded publishing infrastructure and collective approaches to scholarly communications….”