Plan S


Making full and immediate Open Access a reality

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If a researcher publishes in a subscription journal that allows authors funded by cOAlition S funders to comply using the repository route, but does not allow other authors the same rights, then is that compliant with Plan S?

Plan S implementation guidance makes it clear that if a researcher publishes in a subscription journal that is NOT part of a “transformative arrangement”, to comply with Plan S they must make a copy of the article (either the Author’s Accepted Manuscript or the Version of Record) available in a repository at the time of publication (no embargo). If they do this, then that complies with Plan S.