Open access initiative cOAlition S launched

On 4 September 2018, Science Europe and 11 national research funding organisations formed the consortium cOAlition S with the support of the European Commission. The consortium published a declaration of commitment whereby, after 2 January 2020, scientific publications on the results of research funded by public grants provided by the participating research funders must be published in open access journals or on open access platforms. The initiative is built around Plan S, which was announced in July 2018. Plan S comprises 10 principles that the members of cOAlition S have now undertaken to implement.

Further information on cOAlition S, its members, and the 10 principles of Plan S can be found on the Science Europe website.