Plan S: The Ambitious Initiative to End the Reign of Paywalls | The Scientist Magazine®
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"Efforts to eradicate paywalls have been gaining steam in Europe. Over the last few years, university consortia in several countries have been pushing for open-access agreements in negotiations that have occasionally led to heated stalemates. In Germany and Sweden, for example, around 300 institutions refused to renew their subscriptions with the scholarly publisher Elsevier, leaving thousands of academics without accessto new content in the publisher’s journals since this summer.
Now, funders have joined the fight. This September, cOAlition S, a group of 11 national funding agencies across Europe, launched a plan to take an aggressive approach to end the reign of subscription-based journals. ..."
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