Plan S Version 2 and the Cost of Quality

« Much has been said about Plan S, both encouraging and critical. The relative preponderance of criticism – notably by academics, who ought to be key beneficiaries – has been frustrating to the plan’s  backers, who see it as a long-overdue concerted effort to support a global transition to open access (OA) without paywalls that hamper research progress and without excessive publishing profit. Those of us who support the principle of OA –  and the life sciences journals that I represent at EMBO Press certainly do –  struggle to respond to Plan S. (…) »