EU open-access envoy urges foundations to join Plan S

« Charitable foundations that have helped to open up research must join the open-access publishing initiative Plan S to continue their good work, the plan’s architect has said.

Organisations such as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Wellcome Trust should join Plan S to continue their “moral leadership” on open research, Plan S founder and European Commission open-access envoy Robert-Jan Smits told Research Europe. He was speaking on his return from a weeklong tour of federal agencies, universities and learned societies in the United States, where he was attempting to boost international support for the plan. (…) »