Young Academies Release Statement in Response to 'Plan S' on Open Access of Scientific Output
Publicly funded research output should neither be hidden behind paywalls nor be a 'pay-to-publish' game. This is one of the core tenets of the Position Statement titled 'Opportunities and Challenges for Implementing Plan S - The View of Young Academies', which is the result of discussions among several European young academies and the Global Young.
The "Problem" of Predatory Publishing Remains a Relatively Small One and Should Not Be Allowed to Defame Open Access
A recent investigation led by an international group of journalists raised concerns over the scale of the problem of deceptive publishing practices, but the problem of predatory publishing was overstated while at the same time discrediting open access publishing.
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.
Are you in the process of starting an open access journal, or are you planning to transition an existing journal to an OA publishing model? In this post we break out all the steps to get an OA publication up and running.