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Lunch meeting “Diamonds are a scientist’s best friend”

Published: 07th May 2024 Last updated: 07th May 2024

By Beatriz Ferreira

Date: 27th of June 2024 

Time: 13:00h-14:15h 

Location: K7 Pavilijoen 

Type: hybrid (link will follow upon registration) 

Registration: https://www.tilburguniversity.edu/form/diamonds-scientist-best-friend  


The Open Science Community Tilburg, in collaboration with the Tilburg University Library, invites you to a lunch meeting focusing on the future of Diamond Open Access publishing and how the research community can contribute to its consolidation. 

Diamond Open Access journals represent a community-driven, academic-led, and academic-owned publishing initiative, and are seen as the potential future of scholarly publishing, aligning with Plan S. However, their prevalence remains limited at present. 

The session will start with a presentation by Dr. Jan Willem Wijnen, a seasoned scientific publisher and project manager of Openjournals.nl, who will discuss Plan S and the role of Diamond Open Access. Following this, a panel session featuring Dr. Jan Willem Wijnen, Dr. Maria Mos, and Prof. Dr. Ronald Leenes will delve into the practical implementation of Diamond Open Access. 

Dr. Maria Mos, an associate professor, has been involved in 'flipping' the Dutch Journal of Applied Linguistics to Diamond Open Access, while Prof. Dr. Ronald Leenes serves as the editor-in-chief of the Diamond Open Access Journal Technology & Regulation

Panelists will share insights into the associated challenges and opportunities, drawing from their experiences initiating or transitioning journals to Diamond Open Access. 

This event aims to provide practical guidance and foster discussion on contributing to this significant transition within the academic realm. Join us to gain a comprehensive understanding of the current landscape and contribute meaningfully to this crucial shift in academic publishing. 

Free lunch will be provided and registration is mandatory. Please register for the meeting to help us ensure a correct estimate of the amount to order. Due to room capacity, attending in person is limited to 32 participants. Registrations for attending in person will be managed according to the order of registration.