Response to Plan S from Academic Researchers: Unethical, Too Risky!
Will Plan S deprive researchers of quality journal venues and of international collaborative opportunities, while disadvantaging scientists whose research budgets preclude paying and playing in this OA league?
The International Association of Scientific, Technical and Medical Publishers, which represents the organisations most directly affected financially, was one voice of caution, saying it is "vital" that researchers have the freedom to publish where they choose.
Hope and a Welter of Concerns Greets Europe’s Radical Open Access Plan
Scientists warn the devil is in detail of the European Commission’s latest open access plan, while publishers argue prohibiting researchers from submitting their work to certain journals is a threat to academic freedom.
cOAlition S: An Initiative to Make Full and Immediate Open Access to Research Publications a Reality
The 11 national research funding organisations that form cOAlition S have agreed to implement the 10 principles of Plan S in a coordinated way, together with the European Commission including the ERC. Other research funders from across the world, both public and private, are invited to join cOAlition S.
Science Without Publication Paywalls: cOAlition S for the Realisation of Full and Immediate Open Access
In this Perspective, a group of national funders, joined by the European Commission and the European Research Council, announce plans to make Open Access publishing mandatory for recipients of their agencies' research funding.
Open Access to Publications: the SNSF Supports Europe's Plan S
European and national research funders are expected to commit all researchers to granting open access to their publications as of 2020. The SNSF supports this Plan S. However, it is not in a position to add its signature to the plan at present.
European Academies Call for a Clear and Inclusive Definition of 'Associated Countries' in Horizon Europe
The European Federation of Academies of Sciences and Humanities (ALLEA) has submitted feedback to the European Parliament with suggestions for concrete amendments to the Proposal for the Regulation establishing Horizon Europe.
Free Access to Research Papers by 2020? "Impossible Without Radical Steps", Says Robert-Jan Smits
"It's not that difficult to flip the system," Smits continued. "The measures we are thinking about are not rocket science - they're straightforward. The main component: if you get a grant in the future, you can only publish in open access journals," he said.
Call for Action: Horizon Europe Needs a Specific Programme for Funding Science, Society and Citizens' Initiatives
There is an urgent need to strengthen funding for the interaction between science and society, but the EU's proposal for Horizon Europe does not foresee a programme dedicated to Science with and for Society.
After being given the green light by research ministers earlier this year, an ambitious initiative to enable Europe’s 1.7 million researchers to share data and research tools is now on course to be launched before the end of the year. But what should the next steps be?
Horizon Europe will pay article processing charges only "for purely open-access publishing venues (i.e. not 'hybrid' journals)". The change would be controversial as it could prevent researchers from publishing in their first-choice locations.
Embezzlement of Research Funds Is a Problem, Investigators Say
A "significant number" of fraud cases involving research funds and academia have been uncovered in recent years, including professional exchanges which never actually took place, or projects that never came to fruition.