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Transformative Journals: update on draft framework


Considering the COVID-19 pandemic, and the fact that all stakeholders in the scholarly communication system are focusing their efforts on supporting initiatives to address this situation, the cOAlition S Executive Steering Group has decided to slightly delay publication of the final version of the criteria for Transformative Journals.

We had previously committed to publish this information no later than the end of March 2020 but now plan to publish this no later than the 10th April 2020.

We hope this delay will give time for colleagues to adjust to new ways of working, but at the same time, we want to give publishers the maximum amount of time to consider this model, in advance of the implementation of Plan S, in January 2021.

Johan Rooryck, cOAlition S Champion