Major scholarly publishers warn that some titles will become unviable unless open access scheme changes tack on compliance
Research funding agencies behind the Plan S open access project have been urged by academic publishers to reconsider rules that encourage scholars to post their articles in free-to-access repositories, saying this practice “is not financially sustainable” for many publications and “undermines potential support for open access journals”.
Given the power and profitability of some of these publishers, perhaps a little disruption wouldn’t be a bad thing. We have included links to twelve related items.
Under the new requirements for Plan S institution-funded researchers, which asks journal papers to be made free at the point of publication, authors can become Plan S compliant by making scholarly publications that result from their funding immediately available on open access repositories or platforms. Alternatively, they can publish in an open access journal.
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