Response to the updated Plan S implementation guidance
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The coalition of funders behind ‘Plan S’ published an updated implementation guidance document on how to comply with the plan’s Open Access (OA) principles. EMBO was one of more than 600 organizations and individuals that provided feedback on the initial Plan S implementation guidance. In addition to expressing support for the principle of universal OA we continued to make the case for the importance of quality, selective publishing and the associated costs.
We included in our consultation response a series of points that we suggested to be clarified by cOAlition S:
- additional details on the nature of and timeframe for transformative agreements;
- explicit detail on whether publishing in hybrid journals is Plan S compliant after the transition period;
- the nature of compliance and quality control, especially the types of quality criteria and how they are going to be assessed.