Diamond OA 2023 is now available

Diamond OA 2023: The World of No-Fee OA Publishing is now available as an $8 trade paperback or a free PDF ebook.

This new study is based on the no-fee portion of the dataset for Gold Open Access 2017-2022 [GOA8]. A little tentative original added research looks at apparent funding/sponsorship sources for no-fee journals that are not published by universities, societies or government. (Spoiler alert: in about 98% of the cases, that is, those published by traditional and open access publishers, funding appears to be from either universities and academia or from societies and government.)

This book offers overviews and tables by subject and size of journals, but most of the book is “the world”–regional profiles with notes on countries with one to nine diamond journals, and 75 profiles of countries with ten or more such journals.

Worth doing?

If you find this worthwhile, publicize it to others: the download statistics (and,  of course, the paperback sales figures if there are any) will weigh heavily on the decision whether to do this optional extra if there’s another GOA cycle next year.

Direct comments–whether it’s useful, what could be done better (if I have the knowledge, resources and time), etc–are also welcome.

In the next few days, I’ll be asking a couple of questions relating specifically to the next cycle, one about subject assignments and one about support/funding categories.

Meantime, it’s here. (And it appears that seven people figured out the semi-blind hint in a Mastodon posting.) Read it. Publicize it if it’s worthwhile. Hey, maybe even buy the paperback. (Full disclosure: I will receive $0.01 for each print book sold, slightly more for some of the non-USD currencies accepts, up to about $0.20 for copies sold in Euros. )

Comments are closed.