Coalition S – Implementation

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.

EU Scientific Articles Could Be Freely Accessible as of 2020

The Dutch EU Presidency considers Open Science as one of its top priorities. Now Europe has made a definitive choice for open access. So all publicly funded scientific papers published in Europe could be made free to access by 2020. This is one of the main outcomes of the meeting of the Competitiveness Council in Brussels last month.

Press release:
All European scientific articles to be freely accessible by 2020 [pdf]