COAR and cOAlition S share a common aim to accelerate the transition to full and immediate Open Access to scholarly publications and COAR supports the vision and principles outlined in Plan S.
Repositories offer a low-cost, high-value option for providing Open Access and are also a mechanism for introducing innovation in scholarly communication, acting as vehicles for developing new dissemination models and providing access to a wide range of scholarly content.
One of the routes for complying with Plan S is for authors to make the final published version or the Author’s Accepted Manuscript openly available in a Plan S compliant repository. cOAlition S and COAR acknowledge that some of the specific technical requirements of Plan S will entail extra effort for some repositories, however, these requirements can for the most part be addressed by the community.
In order to ensure that repositories can comply with Plan S, COAR and cOAlition S intend to work together to support repositories in adhering to the requirements through the following activities: