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15 Feb 2019

YERUN responds to the Guidance on implementation of PlanS

The Young European Research University Network (YERUN) recently published a response to the cOAlition S Guidance on the Implementation of Plan S, which follows their previous position statement published in October 2018. The network support the aims and scope of Plan S to facilitate a swift transition to an open access publishing system. This system should result in unrestricted and free access to, and reuse of, research outputs that are published and archived in Plan S compliant platforms and journals, with copyright retention for authors/and or institutions.

YERUN agrees that the transition will be a collaborative process among all key stakeholders. Effective engagement with key stakeholder groups and organisations and continued alignment would be vital to the successful implementation of Plan S. Currently, the lack of transparency on costs and publishing agreements would create an environment which stifles true competition and inhibits innovation and development of services that truly reflect customer needs, the position paper states.

The YERUN response can be downloaded here.

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