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Some platforms publish articles before they peer review them, in order to expedite the publication process. Does that mean that an article published on such a platform would be “in scope” or “not in scope” of Plan S?

Publications on platforms that offer post publication peer review (such as Gates Open Research, Wellcome Open Research and the TDR Gateway) and similar platforms are compliant. However, in practice, an article only comes in scope for the policy once it has been peer reviewed.