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 2021, scientific publications that result from research funded by public grants must be published in compliant Open Access journals or platforms.
Work Plan and Priority Actions for cOAlition S
There is a wide range of work to be done to implement Plan S, cOAlition S shares its priorities for the next few months.
Plan S Ambassadors are Announced
cOAlition S is thrilled to have the support of a group of independent experts active in the research community. They will act as local points of contact for discussions and advice about Plan S and its implementation.
cOAlition S Appoints Jisc Expert to Accelerate Open Access
Neil Jacobs, Head of Open Science and research lifecycle at UK not-for-profit, Jisc, has been appointed as interim programme manager for cOAlition S.
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Rationale for the Revisions Made to the Plan S Principles and Implementation Guidance
Understand the changes made to the Plan S principles and implementation guidance following an analysis of the feedback received from research stakeholders.
cOAlition S funders
With effect from 2021, all scholarly publications on the results from research funded by public or private grants provided by national, regional, and international research councils and funding bodies, must be published in Open Access Journals, on Open Access Platforms, or made immediately available through Open Access Repositories without embargo.