Tag Archives: Plan S

New report by Institute for Scientific Information on Plan S poses key questions for the research community

(1 March 2019) A new report on Plan S from the Institute for Scientific Information, using Web of Science data poses a number of questions for the research community, including funders, publishers and institutions. This is the second report in the Global Research series from the recently relaunched Institute for Scientific Information. The report, “The […]


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Webinar: gaining perspective on Plan S, by Digital Science

(22 February 2019)  Digital Science invites you to join the webinar alongside a group of industry experts to shed some light on the questions you may have concerning plan S, to help you prepare for potential upcoming changes. You’ll learn about: How Plan S will shape new publisher business models How publishers can avoid potential roadblocks […]


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Taking stock of the feedback on Plan S implementation guidance

(11 February 2019) There has been no short of comments since the release of Plan S. Since its implementation guidance released by cOAlition S and opened for feedback in November last year, it remains the hottest topic among the publishing industry. 8 February 2019 is the closing date of receiving feedback, and Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe summarized a […]


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The world debates open-access mandates

(4 January 2019)  How far will Plan S spread? Since the September 2018 launch of the Europe-backed program to mandate immediate open access (OA) to scientific literature, 16 funders in 13 countries have signed on. That’s still far shy of Plan S’s ambition: to convince the world’s major research funders to require immediate OA to […]


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cOAlition S, Plan S and accelerating OA

(17 December 2018) The recent announcements emanating from Europe around open access (OA) have resonated throughout the globe. In this post we examine the origin and aim of Plan S, briefly outline reactions to the Plan from researchers, funders, and publishers, and provide links to further information for interested readers including to a feedback survey […]


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Dutch universities and Elsevier: six-month extension to current license agreement

(18 December 2018)  The Association of Universities in the Netherlands (VSNU) and information analytics business Elsevier are to extend their current agreement by six months. These six months will be used to continue discussions. The VSNU continues to strive to secure commitment to 100% open access by 2020, as set out in the National Open […]


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Big European funders flesh out plan towards immediate free access to journals

Plan S architects explain how grantees can abide by initiative’s rules by 2020, when the paywalls are due to fall  (27 November 2018) The architects of Plan S, a contentious plan to tear down scholarly journals’ paywalls in Europe, have laid out more details on how the initiative will work. In a seven-page implementation guidance […]


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China backs bold plan to tear down journal paywalls

Officials pledge support for European-led ‘Plan S’ to make research papers immediately free to read — but it’s unclear whether China will adopt its policies.  (5 December 2018) In a huge boost to the open-access movement, librarians and funders in China have said that they intend to make results of publicly funded research free to […]


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European funders detail their open-access plan

(26 November 2018) Plan S, the contentious plan that a group of European science funders hopes will end scholarly journals’ paywalls, has fleshed out its rules—and softened its tone a bit. In seven pages of implementation guidance released today, the funders explain how their grantees can abide by Plan S rules come 2020, when it […]


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AAP, researchers, deeply concerned about Plan S

(8 November 2018) Earlier this week, a group of nearly 750 researchers from around the world published an open letter expressing serious concerns with Europe’s controversial Plan S. Announced on September 4, 2018, and scheduled to take effect on January 1, 2020, Plan S would regulate private sector publications that report on publicly funded research, […]


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