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.

OA Publishing with Oxford

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:

oaFindr Became 1findr

oaFindr was a curated open access discovery platform. Now the name has changed to 1findr and it aims to index articles in all peer-reviewed journals, in all fields of research, in all languages. So both paywalled and Open Access articles are indexed, but you can refine your results by Access Type (Open Access or Paid/Subscription).

The 1findr institutional edition is available to Max Planck researchers at: