Plan S

Making full and immediate Open Access a reality

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What are the three open access options permitted by cOAlition S?

There are 3 ways to making publications OA that allow compliance with Plan S: i) open access publishing venues (article made OA by the publisher in the journal or platform at the point of publication); ii) subscription venues and repository (authors publish in a subscription journal and make either the final published version or the Author’s Accepted Manuscript openly available in a repository); and iii) subscription venues under transformative arrangements (authors publish Open Access in a subscription journal under a transformative arrangement). For any chosen route, the publication must be openly available immediately with a Creative Commons Attribution license (CC-BY) unless an exception to this license has been agreed by the funder. For full details see Guidance on the Implementation of Plan S.