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SOAR: Supporting Open Access for Researchers and Promoting Plan S


The European Commission is financially supporting cOAlition S through a grant for “Supporting Open Access for Researchers and Promoting Plan S” (SOAR). The SOAR project (Grant agreement ID: 101015557) will aim to support Plan S implementation by:

1. Helping grantees researchers identify Plan S compliant publishing venues offering a route to compliance with Plan S and Horizon Europe requirements on open access, via the development of an online Journal Checker Tool;

2. Supporting European and international activities to foster policy alignment with Plan S by more funders, and to grow cOAlition S and

3. Fostering communication and increased engagement with research communities.

The project will be led by the European Science Foundation, which hosts the cOAlition S office. The desired impact of the project will be increased support for Plan S and Open Access, contributing to Horizon Europe priorities on Open Access.