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.
Learn more about the project, and its objectives and become part of our community!

Our Goals

The project focuses on four threads of activities
to improve the technical and organisational infrastructure of Diamond OA.


technical improvements for journal platforms and journal software.


communities of practice to foster overall infrastructure improvement.


visibility, discoverability and recognition for Diamond OA publishing.


Diamond OA publishing with EOSC and other large-scale data aggregators.


  • Save the Date: 8-11 October 2024
    CRAFT-OA is happy to announce the dates for the PKP Sprint organised by CRAFT-OA and the CRAFT-OA Tech Event.  Both events will take place in the same location in Turin, Italy. More information will be available soon.
  • DIAMAS Webinar Announcement
    Our colleagues from the DIAMAS project invite you to an insightful event which looks at the European Landscape of Institutional Publishing. Join them for a thought-provoking, 90-minute webinar where we will unveil the findings of our Institutional Publishing Landscape survey on Wednesday 7th February at 10:00 (CET). Our research delves deep into the intricacies that define… Read more: DIAMAS Webinar Announcement
  • CRAFT-OA Flyer & Fact Sheet
    CRAFT-OA in a nutshell – have a look at our project flyer and fact sheet!
  • CRAFT-OA Communication Kit available
    CRAFT-OA has released the project’s Communication Kit! Furthermore, all variations of the project logo are available for download. Have a closer look here:
  • Community Call: Support the DIAMAS project & Strengthen Open Access Publishing
    Shape the future of Open Access publishing and help the DIAMAS project, which collaborates closely with CRAFT-OA, to develop tools and collect resources to support institutional publishers and service providers by answering our community call by the 7th of July! DIAMAS (Developing Institutional Open Access Publishing Models to Advance Scholarly Communication) is an EU-funded project… Read more: Community Call: Support the DIAMAS project & Strengthen Open Access Publishing


Work With Us

CRAFT-OA is a project from the OA community for the OA community. Engage with CRAFT-OA, shape the future of publishing and join our webinar “Shaping diamond OA: Criteria for Journals” to discuss what criteria make a journal diamond OA!

Three days full of discussions about #DiamondOA with members of the CRAFT-OA team. Our consortium meeting has ended, a huge thanks to our hosts from @tsv_media! We will continue to improve Diamond OA publishing for the whole #community.

@craftoa_project General Assembly about to start in Helsinki. It is a great pleasure for the Federation of Finnish Learned Societies (@tsv_media) to host the CRAFT-OA consortium meeting 18-20 June. @OPERASEU

In a project information session, @antzouganatou breaks down the #OpenAIREGraph’s contribution to @SoBigData.
“Integrating the #OpenAIRE Graph into #SoBigData research infrastructure can foster a transparent, collaborative scientific ecosystem that champions #OpenScience

DOAS is here to support Diamond OA publishing!

Check out our DOAS factsheet to get up to speed on how it can strengthen DIamond OA:

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