Plan S: At the Crossroads of Open Access to Research

An assessment of the possible consequences of Plan S for publishing, research quality and research environments

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26 November 2018

Plan S: At the Crossroads of Open Access to Research
In September 2018, Plan S was announced in Norway and several other European countries. While the initiative is aimed at increasing open access, it can have consequences for the researchers and institutions affected by the policy. 
 
With this in mind, researchers at the University of Oslo and PRIO authored a report evaluating the possible drawbacks and problems tied to Plan S. The Norwegian report was released earlier this month, and the English version is now available. While the report is written as a commentary specific to the situation in Norway, many of the issues raised are relevant to all countries and individual researchers subject to Plan S.