About Plan S
Plan S is an initiative for Open Access publishing that was launched in September 2018. The plan is supported by cOAlition S, an international consortium of research funders. Plan S requires that, from 2020, scientific publications that result from research funded by public grants must be published in compliant Open Access journals or platforms.
Departure of Special Envoy for Open Access and Plan S Architect, Robert-Jan Smits
With his appointment as President of the Eindhoven University of Technology, Robert-Jan Smits ends his tenure as Senior Adviser for Open Access & Innovation
Feedback on the Implementation Guidance of Plan S Generates Large Public Response
Over 600 individuals and organisations provided feedback to cOAlition S on the implementation guidance of Plan S.
cOAlition S Welcomes its First African Member and Receives Strong Support from the African Academy of Sciences
The National Science and Technology Council (NSTC) of Zambia join cOAlition S
One Week Extension for Plan S Feedback
Following requests from external stakeholders the deadline for feedback on the implementation guidance of Plan S has been extended until 8 February 2019.
cOAlition S funders
After 1 January 2020 scientific publications on the results from research funded by public grants provided by national and European research councils and funding bodies, must be published in compliant Open Access Journals or on compliant Open Access Platforms.