Plan S and the Quest for Global Open Access

March 2019 Edition




Plan S is an ambitious, EU-based effort attempting to accelerate the global tran- sition 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 are broad. One of our goals, however, on Plan S and other issues, is to find common ground between these views. Therefore, this report provides a brief overview of Plan S, OSI's observations about it, and suggestions about where common ground might exist.





Policy Perspectives