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.
A group of European funders, including the European Commission, will soon require researchers to publish only in open-access outlets that the funders consider high quality, the Commission’s open-access envoy has said.
There appears to be no realistic path forward that achieves Europe's 2020 open access targets without resulting in substantial revenue reductions for existing publishers. Will Europe miss its OA target? Or will publishers miss their revenue targets?
European Commission Proposes EUR100B for Research Programme
The European Commission outlined a €100 billion budget for its new research programme, running between 2021 and 2027. The figure includes €97.6 billion for Horizon Europe, that’s an increase of almost 30%.
Overall, the most elite ranks of Europe’s Most Innovative Universities have held steady from last year. The list was compiled in partnership with Clarivate Analytics, and is based on proprietary data and analysis of patent filings and research paper citations.
A Commission factsheet puts the R&I total at €114.8 billion from 2021-2027 – or just about 10 percent of the overall EU budget. But even that number leaves out many other research activities scattered around the Commission.
Double Investment in Research, Innovation and Education to Boost Europe's Competitiveness and Sustainability
13 European associations of universities release a statement in which they call upon the EU institutions to double the investment in research, innovation and education, in the next Multi-Annual Financial Framework.
The European Commission (EC) is currently working on an implementation plan and a roadmap for the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC), which should then be adopted on 28 May. EOSC should offer 1.7 million European researchers and 70 million professionals in science and technology a virtual environment with open seamless services for storage, management, analysis and re-use of research data, across borders and scientific disciplines.