Plan S – Open Access initiative presents final plan
From 2021, free access to publicly funded research results will be required by research funders. FWF and ERC are two prominent supporters of cOAlitionS.
Launched in November 2018, Plan S was launched as an initiative to make full and immediate Open Access to research publications a reality. Feedback ws gathered from universitites and research institutions around the world, including TU Wien. More than 600 responses were considered, and the revised final version of Plan S was published at the end of May 2019. Funders are now implementing the guidelines.
The FWF has already informed that Plan S will apply to all research projects submitted after January 01, 2021.
There are 3 ways to fulfil the Open Access requirement:
- Publication in an open access journal (Gold Open Access)
- Archiving of the publication in an open access repository without embargo periods, with authors retaining their copyright (Green Open Access)
- the research institutions and/or funding organisations have concluded a transformative agreement with the publishers that allows open access publication by the authors
Support by TU Wien Bibliothek
TU Wien Bibliothek has already concluded a large number of agreements with publishers and set up an institutional repository, ReposiTUm. For more in formation on open access publishing support by TU Wien Bibliothek, refer to: https://www.ub.tuwien.ac.at/eng/openaccess