cOAlition S: Response to PNAS | PNAS
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"The assertion is made that most society publishers—who currently make use of hybrid OA—will “likely be prohibited for authors with Plan S funders.” This is not correct since Plan S supports deposition of articles in repositories as an option for compliance. Indeed, in recent weeks we have seen several United Kingdom learned societies—including the Royal Society* and the Microbiology Society†—adopt a Plan S-compliant model, by allowing authors to self-archive their author-accepted manuscript in a repository at the time of publication, with a Creative Commons Attribution license (CC BY)....
To help learned societies explore alternative revenue streams and business models, the Wellcome Trust, in partnership with United Kingdom Research and Innovation and the Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers, has just funded a consultancy‡ to work with learned societies to help them adapt and thrive in a Plan S world...."