Plan S in Latin America: A precautionary note [PeerJ Preprints]

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Abstract:  Latin America has historically led a firm and rising Open Access movement and represents the worldwide region with larger adoption of Open Access practices. Argentina has recently expressed its commitment to join Plan S, an initiative from a European consortium of research funders oriented to mandate Open Access publishing of scientific outputs. Here we suggest that the potential adhesion of Argentina or other Latin American nations to Plan S, even in its recently revised version, ignores the reality and tradition of Latin American Open Access publishing, and has still to demonstrate that it will encourage at a regional and global level the advancement of non-commercial Open Access initiatives.


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Tags: oa.plan_s oa.objections oa.debates oa.argentina oa.academic_led oa.latin_america oa.south

Date tagged:

07/12/2019, 09:50

Date published:

07/12/2019, 05:50