The first issue of OSA Continuum has been published in September 2018. It is an open access journal published by the Optical Society of America. OSA Continuum welcomes contributions from the broad optics and photonics community and includes a transparent peer review option.
The cOAlition S has released an implementation guidance on Plan S. Eleven European research funding organizations published Plan S in September 2018. It defines ten principles for the transition by 2020 to open access.
The main roads for Plan S are:
- Publication in Open Access Journals or Platforms;
- Deposit of Versions of Record (VoR) or Author Accepted Manuscript (AAM) in Open Access repositories without embargo;
- Publication in ‘hybrid’ journals only under transformative agreements;
For the deposition of scholarly content in open access repositories: Preprint servers are not suffucient to be compliant.
The Max Planck Society established a new agreement with Oxford University Press (OUP) which includes an open access element. Max Planck authors are allowed to publish Open Access in selected OUP journals under a free Creative Commons Attribution license (CC-BY). The publication charges will be directly and fully funded by the MPS as of submission date January 1, 2019.
The following journals, among others, are part of the agreement:
The National Contact Point Open Access (OA2020-DE) has compiled a searchable list of 700 influential open access journals from nearly all scientific fields: