Pre-Conference Workshop 8: Diamond Open Access in Europe and beyond

Pre-Conference Workshop 8: “Diamond Open Access in Europe and beyond”
Organised by the DIAMAS Project

Location: CEU Room 103

Presenters: Vanessa Proudman, Johan Rooryck, Pierre Mounier, Zsolt Almási, Palkó Gábor, Gyöngyi Csuka, Szabolcs Hoczopán, Milica Ševkušić

Workshop contact: Nóra Papp-Le Roy

Programme Manager – cOAlition S

In this workshop, we would like to present the DIAMAS project and its initial results. The workshop would have at least three goals.

The workshop goals are:

  1. To present the new initiatives promoting diamond Open Access in the EU and in the world:
    • the two EC-sponsored projects, DIAMAS and Craft-OA that aim to provide tools to align, promote, and make sustainable scholar-driven and institution-driven Open Access publishing;
    • the Action Plan for Diamond Open Access which includes a global group of institutions with a declared interest in Diamond Open Access.
  1. To invite Hungarian and Eastern European institutional and Diamond Open Access editors and service providers to share their experience with us with a view to collaboration.


9h00-9h05 – Opening remarks by Vanessa Proudman, SPARC Europe

9h05-9h35 – What’s new in Diamond Open Access in Europe and beyond?
Presentation of DIAMAS and CRAFT-OA , registry, capacity center, Action Plan for Diamond Open Access , Diamond Summit
(20 min presentation + 10 min discussion)

Speakers: Johan Rooryck and Pierre Mounier

9h35-11h05 – Diamond Open Access in Hungary and beyond: challenges and opportunities

15m each + 15min discussion

  • Zsolt Almási (Pázmány Péter Catholic University):
    “Unpaying the Authors, Editors, and Reviewers: The Tempests and Triumphs of Digitális Bölcsészet (Digital Humanities) Journal in the Hungarian Diamond Open Access Landscape
  • Gábor Palkó (ELTE):
    From Open to Closed, from Closed to Open: a story of a journal of digital humanities. 
  • Gyöngyi Csuka (Hungarian Academy of Sciences): Diamond Open Access at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences – Journals Supported by the Book and Journal Publishing Committee.
  • Szabolcs Hoczopán (University of Szeged)
    Diamond Open Access at the University of Szeged
  • Milica Ševkušić (EIFL) [online]:
    Why does the network matter?

11h05-11h15 – Coffee break (10 minutes)

11h15-11h55 – Discussion with the audience and panel
Szabolcs Hoczopán , Zsolt Almási, Gábor Palkó, Milica Ševkušić, Gyöngyi Csuka, Pierre Mounier, Johan Rooryck

Guiding questions:

  • What do you think about the DIAMAS proposal re developing a capacity centre for diamond OA?
  • What would you need from a capacity centre? What have we missed?
  • Which topics resonate with you most?
  • What challenges do you see for authors who publish in multiple languages, incl. Hungarian?
  • How could you contribute to building capacity within the national and international wider community of diamond OA?
  • What action do you propose as being the first step?

11h55-12h00 – Wrap up by Vanessa Proudman


Biography of Speakers

Gábor Palkó Gábor Palkó is a digital humanist and literary historian. His research interests include digital philology and cultural heritage, theories of the archives, media and art theory of Niklas Luhmann and Hungarian literary history of the 20th century. He is the head of the Department for Digital Humanities at Eötvös University, Budapest, leader of the National Laboratory for Digital Heritage, editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Digital Humanities (Springer) and the service which publishes digital scholarly editions.
Gyöngyi Csuka Gyöngyi Csuka is an advisor at the Secretariat of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (HAS). She received her PhD in Economics at the University of Pannonia. Her PhD work is about the legal factors of competitiveness of the Central and Eastern European Countries. Between 2007 and 2014 she worked at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences – University of Pannonia Networked Research Group on Regional Innovation and Development Studies as a Research Assistant and a Research Fellow. Her primary research field was regional development and innovation in the Western and Central Transdanubia regions of Hungary. She was an Associate Professor at the University of Pannonia, Department of Economics. Her main interest is microeconomics, economics of research and development, innovation. Since 2014 she has been working at the HAS Secretariat of the Secretary General’s Office, where she assists in the work of several committees, such as the boards of the Hungarian Science Bibliography.


Johan Rooryck


Johan Rooryck is Executive Director of cOAlition S and co-editor-in-chief of the Diamond Open Access journal Glossa: a journal of general linguistics since 2016. From 1999 to 2015, he was the executive editor of Lingua (Elsevier), when its Editorial Team and Board, as well as its reader and author community, decided to leave Lingua to found Glossa. He is a member of the Academia Europaea, a doctor honoris causa of UiT – The Arctic University of Norway, and a visiting professor at Leiden University, where he held the chair of French linguistics from 1993 to 2020.
Milica Ševkušić Milica Ševkušić is a Project Coordinator at EIFL and a librarian at the Institute of Technical Sciences of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts (Belgrade, Serbia). She has been serving as the EIFL-Open Access Programme Country Coordinator in Serbia since 2014. As a member of the repository development team at the University of Belgrade Computer Centre she has been involved in the development of a network of institutional repositories in Serbia. She is also a founding member of the Open Science Community Serbia. Her professional interests focus on Open Science, library services aimed at supporting research activities, training in academic services and tools, support to Open Access journals, information literacy and research ethics. ORCID:
Pierre Mounier Pierre Mounier is co-coordinator of OPERAS Research Infrastructure with Suzanne Dumouchel. Pierre supports cooperation between OPERAS members and contributes to the strategic roadmap of the infrastructure. He is trained in classical studies and social anthropology. Pierre is affiliated to the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS); he is deputy director of OpenEdition, the French national infrastructure dedicated to open scholarly communication in the SSH, and co-director of the Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB) with Niels Stern. He regularly publishes on digital humanities and open science topics, and more largely on the social and political impact of Information and Communication Technology (ICT).
Szabolcs Hoczopán Szabolcs Hoczopán is the Head of the Content Services Department of the Klebelsberg Library of the University of Szeged. The department’s tasks include research support, acquisition of e-resources, Open Access, building institutional repositories, and operating e-journal and e-book platforms.
Vanessa Proudman Director of SPARC Europe, Vanessa Proudman has over 20 years’ international experience working with many leading university libraries worldwide. She also headed information and IT at a UN-affiliated international research institution in Vienna for 10 years.
She has also been programme and project manager to
As Director to SPARC Europe, Vanessa is responsible for developing and implementing SPARC Europe’s Strategic Plan. She is working to make Open the default with Europe’s other Open Science organisations.
Zsolt Almási Zsolt Almási is an associate professor in the Institute of English and American Studies, Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Hungary. His book, The Problematics of Custom as Exemplified in Key Texts of the Late English Renaissance came off the press in 2004. He is the co-editor of journals (International Journal of Digital Humanities), Digitális bölcsészet (Digital Humanities) and was co-editor of books with Mike Pincombe, Writing the Other. Humanism versus Barbarism in Tudor England, (2008) and New Perspectives on Tudor Cultures (2012). More recently (2021) he co-edited with Kinga Földváry a special issue “Shakespeare in Central Europe after 1989: Common Heritage and Regional Identity” of Theatralia. He serves as the head of the Department of English Literatures and Cultures, the executive secretary of the Hungarian Shakespeare Committee. His current research projects and publications focus on Shakespeare, Shakespeare in the contemporary Hungarian theatre, digital Shakespeare and digital philology.


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