We wrote last year about cOAlition S, the coalition formed by research funders from several European countries, committed to making published research publicly available. The key principle of their plan for open access, called Plan S, is:
“After 1 January 2020 scientific publications on the results from research funded by public grants provided by national and European research councils and funding bodies, must be published in compliant Open Access Journals or on compliant Open Access Platforms.”
The countries whose national research funders form the coalition are Austria, Finland, France, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Slovenia, Sweden and the UK.
An invitation to provide feedback
In November 2018 cOAlition S published a short document giving guidance on how they plan to implement Plan S, and invited individuals and organisations to provide feedback. The feedback window has been extended to 08 February 2019 at 17:00 CET, so don’t miss your chance to have your say.
- ‘cOAlition S: the tipping point for European Open Access?’ on The Cancer Researcher
- Plan S website by Science Europe