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The impact of Plan S: a discussion on findings so far


Following a tender process, cOAlition S has selected scidecode science consulting to conduct a study assessing the impact of Plan S on the global scholarly communication ecosystem. Five months after the launch of this project, scidecode science consulting will be presenting the early results of this work to the OASPA network during a webinar on Tuesday, 9 April, 2024, from 3.00 pm to 4.15 pm BST.

The webinar may be particularly interesting to the publishing community and will include a presentation from the Royal Society of Chemistry as an example roadmap for a full journal portfolio flip to a fully Open Access business model. 

Stakeholders who have been participated in interviews in the course of the study – including institutional Open Access advocates and librarians, consortia, research funders, researchers and publishers – are encouraged to attend. Members of the scidecode team of consultants – all of whom are affiliated with research-performing organisations – are keen to receive feedback from the wider community on the early findings and recommendations arising from the study and will be collecting further input during the session itself.

Session outline

  • 5-min intro by cOAlition S representative Ashley Farley of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation on why this study was commissioned and what its objectives are 
  • 20-min scidecode slot where the project work and its early results will be presented by members of the scidecode team Pablo de Castro and Wolfgang Benedikt Schmal
  • 15-min presentation by Emma Wilson of the Royal Society of Chemistry on their roadmap for a transition to full immediate OA and the impact that Plan S has had on its design
  • 35-min discussion with the audience via Zoom polls and a Q&A

To join the webinar and contribute to the discussion please register by completing this form.

More information is available on the OASPA website here.