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Why has cOAlition S developed Plan S?

The chain, whereby new discoveries are built on previously established results, can only work optimally if all research results are made openly available to the scientific community. Plan S is a set of principles that ensure open and immediate access to funded research publications. It was first launched by cOAlition S in 2018. All funders who join cOAlition S commit to aligning their OA policies with Plan S.