Apr 10, 2021

A guide to Plan S: the open-access initiative shaking up science publishing

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As the first papers under these mandates are published, Plan S supporters say it’s the start of a journey towards open science. But most research funders haven’t signed up yet, and negotiations over the plan have produced a complex landscape of options to avoid paywalls. Here’s what the initiative means for scientists and journals — and some of the controversies that will play out in 2021 and beyond.

The push to remove journal paywalls officially started this year. Here’s how it works.

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