Introducing the “Towards Responsible Publishing” proposal from cOAlition S

infodocketGARY's bookmarks 2023-10-31


"Driven by the same “duty of care for the good functioning of the science system” that inspired Plan S, the funders forming cOAlition S are now exploring a new vision for scholarly communication; a vision that holds the promise of being more effective, affordable, and equitable, ultimately benefiting society as a whole.


Our vision is a community-based scholarly communication system fit for open science in the 21st, that empowers scholars to share the full range of their research outputs and to participate in new quality control mechanisms and evaluation standards for these outputs....

To address these and other shortcomings, the new proposal is anchored in two key concepts that extend Plan S:


1. Authors, not third-party suppliers, decide when and what to publish.



In such a ‘scholar-led’ publishing system, third-party suppliers can still offer and charge for services that facilitate peer review, publication and preservation. However, they will not block scholars from sharing their work at any stage during the research and dissemination process.



2. The scholarly record includes the full range of outputs created during the research cycle, and not just the final journal-accepted version.



By making early article versions and peer review feedback critical elements of the scholarly record, a future scholarly communication system can capture research ‘in the act’. Shining a light on how research progresses towards increasingly trustworthy knowledge creation offers opportunities for reviewing and filtering scholarly outputs for the purposes of curation and research assessment...."


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Tags: oa.coalition_s oa.scholcomm oa.plan_s oa.publishers oa.publishing oa.academic_led oa.assessment oa.open_science oa.authors oa.versions oa.consultations oa.recommendations

Date tagged:

10/31/2023, 07:21

Date published:

10/31/2023, 04:35