High-profile subscription journals critique Plan S
peter.suber's bookmarks 2019-02-27
"Publishers of highly selective scholarly journals — including Natureand Science — say that they cannot comply with Plan S, a European-led initiative that mandates free access to research results on publication from 2020, unless its rules are changed....
Highly selective journals, in particular, argued that they have high internal costs that couldn’t reasonably be recouped in a fully open-access model, and that cutting costs would risk reducing journals’ quality. Some publishing companies also urged the initiative to reconsider its policy on hybrid journals...."