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.


  • Operational Diamond OA criteria for journals released
    The DIAMAS and CRAFT-OA projects are happy to present their operational criteria for selecting Diamond OA journals to the community. This set of criteria has been issued to facilitate the identification of Diamond OA journals within the projects’ framework and services. Learn more here.
  • 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:


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 the CRAFT-OA Tech Event & the PKP Sprint!

The @DIAMASproject and CRAFT-OA present the operational #Diamond OA criteria for journals! The criteria help identify Diamond OA journals, ensuring clarity and quality within our framework. Learn more about these criteria & what we use them for here:

Developers, journal managers, and librarians, join us for the #PKPSprint in Turin, 08-09 Oct 2024. Collaborate on software enhancements and share your ideas. Limited to 50 participants – register now! #OpenSource #OJS #AcademicPublishing @pkp

We’re super excited for this @craftoa_project Tech Event in Turin!

PKP software for #ScholarlyPublishing is a community-driven project, and this is a great example of how folks get together to continuously make the software better.

Registration is open! ⤵️

#OpenAccess #OJS

Calling all journal editors, tech pros, and OA community members! Don’t miss the CRAFT-OA Tech Event in Turin. Explore the latest in #OJS and project developments, indexing services, and more. Limited spots available – register now! #AcademicPublishing #OA

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