Open access (41) Platinum open access

9 August, 2019

I learned today about another 'colour' of open access journals: Platinum

'What is a platinum open access journal?

Platinum (also known as sponsored or diamond) open access journals allow immediate access to the content of the journal without the payment of a subscription fee or licence. Authors pay no article publication charge and all the costs of publishing the journal are met by one or more sponsoring organizations.'

https://publishingsupport.iopscience.iop.org/open-access-terminology-guide/

Would it be true to say that all open access journals that allow immediate access to the content of the journal without the payment of a subscription fee or licence are 'platinum journals'? If so, then most OA journals are platinum.

Best wishes, Neil

Coordinator, HIFA Project on Access to Health Research

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