Irish Open Access Publishers 

Irish Open Access Publishers ( is a national community of practice seeking to advance diamond open access publishing in Ireland. Its aim is to promote publishing activity that is free of pay walls and publication embargoes to further the dissemination of high quality scholarly output to all in society.

The IOAP seeks to unite and strengthen communication and knowledge sharing amongst a diverse range of diamond open access publishers in Ireland engaging a wide variety of stakeholders including library publishers, institutional publishers, academics, students, librarians, national and international open access agencies, policy makers and funders. The IOAP supports diamond open access publishing in all forms including journals, books, OERS and other scholarly outputs.

The IOAP has partnered with the National Open Research Forum (NORF) on a number of funded initiatives including a feasibility study on a national diamond open access publishing platform.