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Australian Scholarly Communications Community of Practice Diamond Journal Publishing subgroup

This page provides an overview of the Diamond Journal Publishing Subgroup, a joint endeavour between Open Access Australasia and CAUL. The subgroup is part of the Australian Scholarly Communications Community of Practice.


Diamond Open Access refers to a scholarly publication model in which journals and platforms do not charge fees to either authors or readers. The Diamond OA Sub-Group’s mission is to advocate for inclusive, equitable, sustainable, community-controlled OA publishing with no fees to either reader or author. We seek to provide members with a participatory and engaging community for helping each other with everyday practice, as well as opportunities for discussion, development, and dissemination of best practices and strategies towards realising our mission.


The group will meet for 1 hour via Zoom on a bi-monthly basis.

The Diamond Journal Publishing Sub-Group is an active, engaged, and participatory community of practice. Each meeting will have a specific theme/focus (e.g. DOAJ listing, indexing, archiving, publishing platforms, etc.). Members can expect to participate in both small group (in breakout rooms) and large group activities, such as:

  • Discussion of recent developments, activities and practices
  • Discussion & networking, e.g. small group discussion and sharing via breakout rooms
  • Lightning talks, e.g. a community member offers a short presentation related to progressing the Diamond OA agenda or a show-and-tell related to their everyday work related to Diamond OA or how their institution supports Diamond OA.
  • Professional development opportunities, e.g. guest speakers or watch-alongs + discussion

Upcoming meeting dates:

June 20

August 15

October 17

December date TBC


The co-convenors of the Diamond Journal Publishing Sub-Group are:

If you would like to join the group please contact one of the conveners above or email contact@oaaustralasia.org

For more information please see our blog post