Study of no-fee open access journals

Dear colleagues,

Good day. You are invited to participate in a study of the challenges confronting no-fee open access (i.e., “diamond model”) scholarly journals. Building on Science Europe and cOAlition S’s report, the investigators are soliciting additional input from editors and managers of no-fee open access (OA) journals. Collected anonymous data will be used to inform an analysis of challenges to the success and sustainability of this new paradigm in scholarly publishing. We invite you to complete the online questionnaire available by clicking on the link below, or to forward it to relevant editors or editor communities.

Pre-testing suggests that participants will complete the survey in 8-12 minutes, depending mainly on the nature of their qualitative input. Thank you in advance for your generous contributions to this important study.

Take the survey

Respondents may preview survey questions if they wish. Additional information about this investigation is included below. Thank you and warm wishes to all!

Researchers and affiliations:

  • Christopher Hollister: University at Buffalo, State University of New York
  • Colleen Lyon: University of Texas at Austin
  • Colleen Cressman: Harvard University
  • Kristi Park: Texas Digital Library

Further information about the study (ID #00008045)



Colleen Lyon (she/her)
The University of Texas at Austin
Head of Scholarly Communications | University of Texas Libraries