Report: “cOAlition S Confirms the End of Its Financial Support for Open Access Publishing Under Transformative Arrangements After 2024”
From a cOAlition S Announcement:
Transformative arrangements – including Transformative Agreements and Transformative Journals – were developed to encourage subscription journals to transition to full and immediate open access within a defined timeframe (31st December 2024, as specified in the Plan S Implementation Guidance). After careful consideration of the outcomes of transformative arrangements, the leadership of cOAlition S reaffirms that, as a principle, its members will no longer financially support these arrangements after 2024.
Exceptionally, individual cOAlition S funders may still choose to financially participate in Transformative Agreements beyond 2024 as part of their respective national strategies. Such exceptions will be communicated on the cOAlition S website.
Support for Transformative Journals will also cease at the end of 2024. In anticipation of this, no new applications to this programme will be considered after the 30th of June 2023.
To help secure a fair and equitable open access landscape – and mindful that Funders’ budgets are finite – cOAlition S members will direct their efforts to more innovative and community-led Open Access publishing initiatives that aim to deliver full and immediate Open Access in a shorter timeframe. To incentivise subscription publishers to transition to full and immediate Open Access, we will also encourage the development of Full-OA Publishing Agreements, which support the publication in venues that make all peer-reviewed research articles immediately Open Access. Individual cOAlition S funders may financially contribute to such agreements negotiated between institutions, library consortia, and publishers.
Learn More, Read the Complete cOAlition S Statement (478 words; Includes Comments on “Why Financial Support Ends”)
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Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.