The network founded in early 2018 in order to promote free, open access journals, a publishing model that is sometimes called diamond or platinum open access. Such journals are typically smaller than equivalent commercial journals (often supported by academic societies). Main criteria include: adherence to the Fair Open Access Principles that are publicly supported by many renowned scientists, publication of article titles and abstracts in English, clear publication ethics and quality assurance policies.
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