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Creating a Robust Accessible Federated Technology for Open Access

The publishing landscape for Open Access journals in Europe is highly diverse. However, often scattered among various organisations and institutions, many of these publishing services struggle to reach the necessary professionalisation and maturity levels required in state-of-the-art Open Access publishing. CRAFT-OA (Creating a Robust Accessible Federated Technology for Open Access) aims to change that. The project’s target is to make the Open Access landscape more resilient by centralising expertise, collaboration and a joint visibility/indexing layer.
The project focuses on four threads of activities to improve the technical and organisational infrastructure of Diamond OA.

  • Provide technical improvements for journal platforms and journal software.
  • Build communities of practice to foster overall infrastructure improvement.
  • Increase visibility, discoverability and recognition for Diamond OA publishing.
  • Integrate Diamond OA publishing with EOSC and other large-scale data aggregators.
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