University of Edinburgh

Edinburgh University Library

Academic Library · United Kingdom

Library & University Collections

Rebecca Wojturska, Open Access Publishing Officer

Program Overview

Edinburgh Diamond, a service provided by Edinburgh University Library, uses Open Monograph Press (OMP) and Open Journal Systems (OJS) to provide a hosting service for diamond open access books and journals published by University of Edinburgh academic staff and student groups. We also provide book and journal hosting as a shared service governed by the Scottish Confederation of University and Research Libraries (SCURL).
  • Publishing activities began: 2009
  • Stage of publishing efforts: 3 - Established
  • Open access focus: Central to mission
  • Portion of Open Access publications: All
  • Publishing Languages: English

Program Organization

  • Organization of publishing services: Centralized library publishing unit/department
  • Advisory/editorial board: Yes
  • Total staffing in Full Time Equivalents (FTE): 1.5
  • Individual people: 2
  • Funding sources: Library operating budget

Publishing Activities

  • Conference papers and proceedings
  • Databases
  • Datasets
  • Educational resources
  • Electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs)
  • Journals
  • Monographs
  • Multimedia
  • Newsletters

Journal Publishing:
  • Journals published: 14
  • Campus-based faculty-created: 10
  • Campus-based student-created: 4
  • Peer-reviewed: 13
  • Currently inactive or archived: 5
Monograph/Book Publishing:
  • Monographs published: 6


Top Publications:
  • Journal of Lithic Studies (journal)
  • Finance and Society (journal)
  • Language and Psychoanalysis (journal)
  • Medicine Anthropology Theory (journal)
  • Forum (journal)
Disciplinary Specialties:
  • Community education
  • Linguistics
  • Archaeology
  • Anthropology
  • Political economy


  • Internal partners:  Campus departments or programs; Individual faculty; Graduate students; Undergraduate students
  • Other publishing entities administered by your library: No
  • Other publishing entities within your library’s parent institution: Yes
    Edinburgh University Press is a world-leading academic publisher that offers gold and green open access. Edinburgh Diamond only offers diamond open access.
  • Program’s openness to working with external partners: Consider external partners but only if in our disciplinary specialty
  • Types of publications should other publishers refer to your program: External partners: journals on the subject of library and information studies, open access, or Scotland. SCURL partners: any topic.
  • Part of a consortium which provides support for publishing? (e.g. platform, funding): No

Technologies & Services

Media Formats:
  • data
  • images
  • text
  • video
Software & Platforms:
  • DSpace
  • OJS
  • OMP

Additional Services:
  • author advisory - other
  • author advisory - copyright
  • Indexing services (e.g. assistance with journal application for DOAJ)
  • DOI distribution
  • analytics
  • budget preparation
  • business model development
  • cataloging
  • digitization
  • DOI assignment/allocation of identifiers
  • hosting of supplemental content
  • ISBN registry
  • ISSN registry
  • metadata
  • outreach
  • training
Digital Preservation Strategy:
  • PKP
  • Digital preservation services under discussion
  • In-house


Other Policies:
Digital preservation policy

Adopted Policies:
Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) NASIG Model Digital Preservation Policy

Additional Information

Last Year:
We grew our book hosting service and as of January 2023 host seven books.
Future Plans:
We plan to further grow our book hosting service, and internally promote Edinburgh Diamond to raise awareness of the service among staff, academics, and students.