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Building a diamond open access journal on Wikimedia platform
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The Wikimedia movement has focussed on making quality knowledge free. Open access academic journals do the same. However, merging the two concepts might not be as easy as it may see. Yet this is doable. The pearls and pitfalls need to be understood. WikiJournal has attempted this transition. Such efforts can be generically done for any subject and any Wikiproject. With the article processing charge (APC) of standard academic journals for open access articles being especially high, the role of diamond open access is crucial, especially with respect to India where the conversion from US Dollars makes it especially costly.
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Indian communities can be guided about how they could independently form academic journals on Wikipedia using the usergroups and wikiprojects that they have already in existence. This will enhance the contributions to Wikipedia while easing free open access publication model but harnessing the benefits of the Wikimedia platform.
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