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[google transl.] cOAlition S launches a challenge to the giants of scientific publishing
cOAlition S: Making free access a reality by 2020
On 4 September 2018, 11 national research funding organisations, with the support of the European Commission, including the European Research Council (ERC), announced the launch of cOAlition S, an initiative to make free, full and immediate access to research publications a reality. The initiative is built around Plan S, announced at the ESOF in Toulouse in July 2018.
cOAlition S signals its commitment to implement, by 1 January 2020, the measures necessary to fulfil its fundamental principle: "By 2020, scientific publications resulting from publicly funded research provided by participating national and European research councils and funding bodies must be disseminated through journals or compliant open access platforms".
The 11 national research funding organisations forming cOAlition S have agreed to implement the 10 principles of Plan S in a coordinated manner, together with the European Commission, including the ERC. Other research funders are also invited to participate in cOAlition S.
The initiative is the result of collaboration between the heads of the participating research funding organisations, Marc Schiltz, President of Science Europe, and Robert-Jan Smits, the European Commission's Open Access Envoy. He also received significant contributions from the ERC Scientific Council.
Speaking about the initiative, Marc Schiltz stressed that "Free access to research results is crucial for the scientific enterprise. It is 15 years since the Berlin Declaration and Open Access is still far from being a reality. I am pleased that a key group of research funders, driven by a collective sense of duty to care for the good functioning of the scientific system, has committed to take a decisive step to change the situation.
Funders participating in cOAlition S will work with researchers, universities, libraries and publishers to coordinate rapid implementation. "I invite funders from Europe and beyond to join cOAlition S and researchers, universities, research organisations, libraries and publishers to publicly express their support for the coalition's ambition to accelerate the transition to a full and immediate open source by 2020," added Robert-Jan Smits.