[UPDATE] 26 January 2023: cOAlition S confirms the end of its financial support for Open Access publishing under transformative arrangements after 2024. In anticipation of this, no new applications to this programme will be considered after the 30th of June 2023.

Is your journal eligible for transformative journal status?

Before applying, to help quickly determine if your journal is eligible for transformative journal status, please answer the following three questions:

  • Is the journal a subscription or mixed model / hybrid journal?
  • Does the journal publish peer-viewed research content?
  • Does the journal fulfil the quality requirements for publication venues detailed in the Plan S Implementation Guidance?

If you replied YES to all of the above questions, your journal is likely to be eligible to the Plan S Transformative Journal status, and you can proceed with completing the application form below.

The Plan S Transformative Journal status has been specifically developed to provide subscription or hybrid journals that publish peer-reviewed research output with a path towards full Open Access publishing. For other types of journals,  there are other routes to Plan S compliance. If you are here because your journal is open access, and you want to make sure that the Journal Checker Tool shows it as offering Plan S compliance to your authors, please check our guidance to Plan S compliance.

Please note that the timeframe for a new Transformative Journal to appear in the Journal Checker Tool may take up to two weeks depending on the size of the application.