Plan S: chemists react with Open Letter

An Open Letter has been making the rounds in reaction to ‘Plan S’, a plan put forward by European funding agencies and supported by the European Commission to accelerate the transition to full open access in scientific publishing.

The Open Letter, which has been signed so far by over 1200 researchers, including two Nobel laureates, claims that Plan S would seriously damage the state of science in Europe, risk making Europe a less desirable place to work, study, and publish, as well as violate academic freedom.

EuChemS is currently preparing a Position Paper on the matter which will aim to address the concerns with Plan S, as well as look at possible alternatives, whilst taking into account the qualms of all relevant stakeholders. Keep an eye on this space for the latest information!

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