May 20, 2022

New Guidance on Implementation of Plan S Released (Draft)

From a JISC Scholarly Communications Blog Post:

This morning we have got more draft detail on how the signatories to Plan S, cOAlition S, envisage it being pursued. We now know, for example, that there is an important future for open access repositories, providing they can demonstrate that they meet requirements such as using the CC-BY 4.0 licence.


In the UK – and this will be the same everywhere that Plan S is pursued – the open access policies of the signatory funders will be guided by Plan S, but not strictly defined by it. Nevertheless, the new guidance suggests that there will be a degree of commonality in the way the plan is implemented. Inspired by this, Jisc is looking to deepen its existing cooperation with colleagues in organisations across Europe to put in place implementation mechanisms that will help researchers, their employers and funders, and publishers, realise the goals of Plan S, while respecting that the signatories may differ in their open access policies


But of course this international cooperation is only one part of the picture. Jisc is also working with both global publishers and small society publishers, to find models that enable all of them to be confident about supporting Plan S in their operations and business models.

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