Open Access and Plan S
The RSC is highly committed to increase Open Access to high quality scholarly research. In 2018, a coalition of research funders referred to as cOAlition S, including UKRI and Wellcome Trust, expressed their commitment to move to Open Access through Plan S. The RSC has formulated an initial position on Plan S, recommending that its roll-out is part of a global transition and Open Access for everyone is ensured. The position will be developed further following engagement with the Chemistry Community.
Royal Society of Chemistry policy position statement on Plan S
We submitted a response to cOAlition S’s consultation that asked the questions:
- Is there anything unclear or are there any issues that have not been addressed by the guidance document?
- Are there other mechanisms or requirements funders should consider to foster full and immediate Open Access of research outputs?
Royal Society of Chemistry response to Plan S consultation