What is Diamond Open Access?

Diamond Open Access is a publishing model that provides free access to peer-reviewed journal articles without charging article processing fees (APCs). Peer review and editing is done by volunteers. This is a relatively new model introduced to fill the gap that was left by Gold and Green open access publishing models.

Diamond Open Access

Diamond Volunteers

Whereas the Gold model is made possible by the article processing fees, paid for by authors or institutions, the Diamond Open Access is realized by volunteers who are dedicated to the cause of open access.

Diamond Literature

Articles published in Diamond Open Access journals have a lot in common with those published in Gold Open Access journals. They both have high quality peer review and editing processes. The principal difference lies in the absence of APCs.