IOAP Awards

The winners of the Inaugural Diamond OA Publishing Awards were announced at the Inaugural IOAP Conference, March 12th, 2024. Scroll down to obtain information on the judging panel. A huge thanks to all of the judges for their time and expertise. Further information on judging criteria and nomination procedures here. Congratulations to all of the winners.

Category 1

Best Peer Reviewed Open Access Journal

Alphaville, Journal of Film and Screen Media

Category 2

Best Peer Reviewed Open Access Monograph

This category did not have any valid entries

Category 3

Best Open Educational Resource

MTU Assignment Toolkit

Category 4

Outstanding Contribution to the Open Access Publishing Field in Ireland

Joint Winners

International Scenario Project Team

Yvonne Desmond, formerly TU Dublin

Honourable Mention: Professor Peter Coles, Maynooth University

Judging Panel

Judith Barnsby

Head of Editorial

Directory of Open Access Journals


Jane Burns

Director of Education and Public Engagement 

Technological University of the Shannon (TUS) 


Dr Catherine Cronin

Independent Open Educator and Researcher


Open Access Advisor

UiT Arctic University of Norway

WP Lead EU Project DIAMAS


Mark Huskisson 

Senior Consultant PKP

Co-Chair of the Commons OPERAS


Dr Graham Stone

Subject Matter OA Monograph



Dr Lai Ma

Assistant Professor, 

School of Information and Communication Studies

University College Dublin