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.



  • September Events
    CRAFT-OA is proud to announce the project will be presented at several events in September:
  • CRAFT-OA/DIAMAS/Palomera Webinar
    On June 20, 2023, CRAFT-OA will take part in a webinar in collaboration with two other HORIZON Europe-funded projects: DIAMAS and PALOMERA. June 20, 2023 | 1 p.m CEST The three projects work towards an equitable future for scholarly communication, with academic communities at the centre. The webinar will present this vision and introduce each project’s area …

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  • CRAFT-OA Consortium Meeting
    After the digital kick-off in January 2023, the CRAFT-OA consortium came together for their first face-to-face meeting in Göttingen. From 21-23 of March 2023, the consortium held workshops, and presentations and discussed how to improve the landscape of Open Access.

Work With Us

CRAFT-OA is a project from the OA community for the OA community. Learn more about how to engage with the project, its results and its team soon!

@craftoa_project @DiamasProject The team from @subugoe had a great time with many interesting and inspiring talks about the three projects 😊.

In the workshop on improving institutional #OpenAcces publishing at #OSFAIR2023 @lessormore4 discusses the @DiamasProject and the first results on
👉extensible quality standard #EQSIP
👉Capacity centre development for institutional publishing
👉development of tools

From today on, you can visit the CRAFT-OA poster at the #OSF23. Have a chat with us and learn about the project’s objectives, its ambitions for the #DiamondOA #community, and its collaborations with fellow @HorizonEU projects @DIAMASproject and #PALOMERA.

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