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Plan S
‘Plan S’ sets out ten principles, many of which have been foreshadowed in previous policy documents and developments. Nevertheless, when taken together they represent a bold statement of intent from this group of European funders. Of particular note are the Plan’s requirements that authors retain copyright in their works (while granting most or all copyright...
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Open scholar and journalist Richard Poynder recently published an interview with Robert-Jans Smits, the Open Access Envoy of the European Commission and architect of Plan S. In this interview, Smits sheds some light on exactly how he sees this plan being implemented. This interview is reprinted here courtesy of Dr. Poynder, and is available under...
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Last week, the 10th Conference on Open Access Scholarly Publishing (COASP) was held in Vienna. Much was covered over the two and a half days. A decade in, this conference considered the state of the open access (OA) movement, discussed different approaches to OA, considered inequity and the infrastructure required to meet this need and...
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