A group of European funders, cOAlition S, has released implementation guidelines for a bold vision—called Plan S—to make full and immediate open access a reality. The coalition has requested public feedback on the guidelines. The Association of Research Libraries welcomes the bold vision of Plan S—a near-term world without paywalled journal literature, in which scholarly discovery is accelerated through free and open access to all published findings. ARL is committed to achieving equitable and barrier-free access to information, and therefore is in full support of the vision.
Association of Research Libraries, Feb. 8