Historians Respond to Plan S (link)


I apologize for sending out the previous post before completing the drafting process.  Below is a link to the post from the Scholarly Kitchen mentioned earlier entitled "Historians Respond to Plan S: Open Access vs OA Policies Redux."


Plan S and small scholarly societies (comment)

"New Deals Could Help Scientific Societies Survive Open Access by Jeffey Brainard for Science Magazine, Sept. 16, 2019


The grant makers associated with Plan S are trying to find ways to implement their proposal without destroying the financial base of small scientific and learned societies.  According to an article, "New Deals Could Help Scientific Societies Survive Open Access by Jeffey Brainard for Science Magazine, Sept. 16, 2019 that appeard yesterday,

Plan S Postponed (comment)


Below is a link to an article by Holly Else entitled "Ambitious open-access Plan S delayed to let research community adapt: Funders behind the policy tweak rules after major consultation," from the Nature website.  In addition to postponing implementation of the Plan S open access rules, the coalition have agreed not to cap publication charges to authors (APCs) and relax the rules on "hybrid" journal publishing. 

Another experiment in open access: subscribe to open (COMMENT)


The Scholarly Kitchen blog has a post by Ann Michael on April 2nd. entitled "Subscribe to Open: Annual Reviews' Take on Open Access," concerning a new initiative by Annual Reviews, a not-for-profit publisher that publishes 50 review journals across the sciences.  The plan is to ask current subscribers to continue their subscriptions while posting the content itself via open access. The blog includes interviews with  Richard Gallagher, President and Editor-in-Chief of Annual Reviews, and Kamran Naim, Director of Partnerships and Initiatives.

New report on Plan S finds thousands of journals may be affected

Friends: The first link and excerpts below are for a new article about developments in the Plan S initiative. The second link leads to the Clarivate study referenced in the first article.  It assesses the current journal publishing environment to find out how many journals may have to change their financial model.















University of California and Open Access (reply)


As a follow-up to the article that Joanne shared yesterday, here's a link to another article about the University of California's decision to end its contract with Elsevir:

"The Real Cost of Knowledge:The University of California has broken with one of the world’s largest academic publishers," by Sarah Zhang for the Atlantic, March 4, 2019

Here's an excerpt:


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