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25 Jun 2019

EUA welcomes revised PlanS implementation guidelines

The European University Association (EUA) has published a statement welcoming the revised guidelines that were published on 31 May 2019 for the implementation of PlanS, to boost Open Access in scholarly publishing by 2021. In particular, EUA welcomes the additional principle on addressing the way research is assessed, as well as the greater clarity on the fundamental principles of PlanS, and the publication of the rationale supporting the revisions.

The association particularly supports the following aspects: open licences and retention of copyright by authors and institutions; valuing the intrinsic merit of research output in research assessment approaches; seeking cooperation with stakeholders; a diverse range of publishing venues, ranging from journals and repositories to Open Access publishing platforms; support to "transformative agreements" with large publishing editors; relaxation of mandatory technical requirements for repositories, journals and platforms; an extended timeline for preparation for the requirements; and the development of a review procedure before the end of 2024.

Policy Input: EUA welcomes greater clarity on implementation guidelines

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