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Helmholtz Supports “Action Plan for Diamond Open Access”

The Helmholtz Open Science Office has signed the “Action Plan for Diamond Open Access” to strengthen publication infrastructures under academic ownership.

The term “Diamond Open Access” covers financing and business models for publication infrastructures in which institutions, professional societies, and funding organizations ensure the operation of the infrastructure so that no costs are incurred by individual researchers for the reception and publication of scientific works. By signing the action plan, the Helmholtz Open Science Office emphasizes the relevance of open access publication infrastructures in academic sponsorship for research. The action plan was initiated by Science Europe, cOAlition S, OPERAS, and the Agence nationale de la recherche (ANR). In Germany, the action plan is, among others, supported by the German Initiative for Network Information (DINI) and the German Research Foundation (DFG).