Research funders launch initiative to accelerate transition to Open Access - ERA Portal Austria
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On 4 September 2018, 11 national research funding organisation announced the launch of cOAlition S, an initiative to make full and immediate Open Access to research publications a reality. It is built around Plan S, which consists of one target and 10 principles. The initiative is supported by the European Commission and the European Research Council.
The main principle of the coalition is as follows: "By 2020 scientific publications that result from research funded by public grants provided by participating national and European research councils and funding bodies, must be published in compliant Open Access Journals or on compliant Open Access Platforms.” cOAlition S stands for a commitment to implement the necessary measures to fulfil its main principle by 1 January 2020.