Plan S and the Quest for Global Open Access
February 2019 Version
Plan S is an ambitious, EU-based effort attempting to accelerate the global transition to open access. While this plan isnât the only one trying to improve open, or the first, it has generated much interest and discussion. Some in OSI support Plan S as written. Others support it with minor changes. Still others support the plan but with major changes, or the idea of Plan S but not this plan. As a body representing the views of all stakeholder groups in scholarly communication, the opinions and interests of OSI on Plan S are broad. One of our goals, however, on Plan S and other scholcomm issues, is to find common ground between these views. Therefore, this document provides a brief overview of Plan S, OSI's observations about it, and suggestions about where common ground might exist.