publication . Other literature type . Preprint . Article . 2018

From coalition to commons: Plan S and the future of scholarly communication

Johnson, Rob;
Open Access English
  • Published: 06 Nov 2018
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Abstract
The announcement of Plan S in September 2018 has triggered a wide-ranging debate over how best to accelerate the shift to open access. The Plan’s ten principles represent a call for the creation of an intellectual commons, to be brought into being through collective action by funders and managed through regulated market mechanisms. As it gathers both momentum and critics, the coalition must grapple with questions of equity, efficiency and sustainability. The work of Elinor Ostrom has shown that successful management of the commons frequently relies on polycentricity and adaptive governance. The Plan S principles must therefore function as an overarching framewor...
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free text keywords: open access, scholarly communications, publishing, plan S, research policy, Library and information science, Open access; publishing; scholarly communication; commons; market, market, Bibliography. Library science. Information resources, Z, Polycentricity, Public relations, business.industry, business, Commons, Equity (finance), Collective action, Public administration, Scholarly communication, Autonomy, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Regulated market, Corporate governance, Computer science
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83 references, page 1 of 6

1. cOAlition S, 'Plan S: Making Full and Immediate Open Access a Reality', 2018, https://www.coalition-s.org/ (accessed 20 December 2018).

3. Danny Kingsley, 'Most Plan S Principles Are Not Contentious', Unlocking Research (blog), 12 September 2018, https://unlockingresearch-blog.lib.cam.ac.uk/?p=2145 (accessed 20 December 2018).

4. Dan Pollock and Ann Michael, 'News & Views: Potential Impact of Plan S', Delta Think (blog), 24 September 2018, https://deltathink.com/news-views-potential-impact-of-plan-s/ (accessed 20 December 2018).

5. Martin Enserink, 'In Dramatic Statement, European Leaders Call for “Immediate” Open Access to All Scientific Papers by 2020', Science | AAAS (blog), 27 May 2016, https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2016/05/dramatic-statement-european-leaders-call-immediate-open-access-all-scientific-papers (accessed 20 December 2018).

6. Rob Johnson et al., 'Towards a Competitive and Sustainable OA Market in Europe - A Study of the Open Access Market and Policy Environment' (Zenodo, 28 February 2017); DOI: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.401029 (accessed 20 December 2018).

7. Carlos Moedas, 'Statement by Carlos Moedas: “Plan S” and “COAlition S” - Accelerating the Transition to Full and Immediate Open Access to Scientific Publications', European Commission, 4 September 2018, https://ec.europa.eu/commission/commissioners/2014-2019/moedas/announcements/plan-s-and-coalition-s-accelerating-transition-full-andimmediate-open-access-scientific_en (accessed 20 December 2018).

8. 'Monitoring the Transition to Open Access: December 2017', https://www.universitiesuk.ac.uk/policy-and-analysis/reports/Pages/monitoring-transition-open-access-2017.aspx (accessed 20 December 2018); David Matthews, 'Huge Rise in Subscription Costs despite Open Access Switch', Times Higher Education (THE) (blog), 5 December 2017, https://www.timeshighereducation.com/news/huge-rise-subscription-costs-despite-open-access-switch (accessed 20 December 2018); D. Matthews, 'Deal Impasse Severs Elsevier Access for Some German Universities', Times Higher Education (THE), 6 January 2017, https://www.timeshighereducation.com/news/deal-impasse-severs-elsevier-access-some-german-universities (accessed 20 December 2018).

9. Holly Else, 'Nature - Radical Open-Access Plan Could Spell End to Journal Subscriptions', 4 September 2018, https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-06178-7 (accessed 20 December 2018).

10. David Prosser, 'RLUK - Plan S - A Major Shift for Open Access in Europe', 5 September 2018, https://www.rluk.ac.uk/plan-s-a-major-shift-for-open-access-in-europe/ (accessed 20 December 2018).

11. 'UK Research Funders Target Hybrid Open Access Charges | THE News', https://www.timeshighereducation.com/news/uk-research-funders-target-hybrid-open-access-charges (accessed 1 November 2018).

12. Bianca Kramer, 'Funders PlanS - Dimensions/Unpaywall - Sept 2018', Google Docs, https://tinyurl.com/cOAlitionS-OA-2017 (accessed 20 December 2018).

13. Jonathan P. Tennant et al., 'The Academic, Economic and Societal Impacts of Open Access: An Evidence-Based Review', F1000Research 5 (September 2016): 632; DOI: https://doi.org/10.12688/F1000RESEARCH.8460.3 (accessed 20 December 2018).

14. Marc Schiltz, 'Preamble by Marc Schiltz: Science Without Publication Paywalls: A Preamble to: COAlition S for the Realisation of Full and Immediate Open Access', 4 September 2018, https://www.scienceeurope.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/cOAlitionS_Preamble.pdf (accessed 20 December 2018).

15. Peter Suber, 'Creating an Intellectual Commons through Open Access', in Understanding Knowledge as a Commons: From Theory to Practice (Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 2007), https://dash.harvard.edu/handle/1/4552055 (accessed 20 December 2018); Leslie Chan, Barbara Kirsop, and Subbiah Arunachalam, 'Towards Open and Equitable Access to Research and Knowledge for Development', PLOS Medicine 8, no. 3 (29 March 2011): e1001016; DOI: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pmed.1001016 (accessed 20 December 2018). Mass.: MIT Press, 2007 [OpenAIRE]

16. Charlotte Hess and Elinor Ostrom, 'Introduction: An Overview of the Knowledge Commons', in Understanding Knowledge as a Commons (Cambridge, Mass: MIT Press, 2007), 3.

83 references, page 1 of 6
Abstract
The announcement of Plan S in September 2018 has triggered a wide-ranging debate over how best to accelerate the shift to open access. The Plan’s ten principles represent a call for the creation of an intellectual commons, to be brought into being through collective action by funders and managed through regulated market mechanisms. As it gathers both momentum and critics, the coalition must grapple with questions of equity, efficiency and sustainability. The work of Elinor Ostrom has shown that successful management of the commons frequently relies on polycentricity and adaptive governance. The Plan S principles must therefore function as an overarching framewor...
Subjects
free text keywords: open access, scholarly communications, publishing, plan S, research policy, Library and information science, Open access; publishing; scholarly communication; commons; market, market, Bibliography. Library science. Information resources, Z, Polycentricity, Public relations, business.industry, business, Commons, Equity (finance), Collective action, Public administration, Scholarly communication, Autonomy, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Regulated market, Corporate governance, Computer science
Funded by
WT
Project
  • Funder: Wellcome Trust (WT)
Download fromView all 7 versions
Zenodo
Other literature type . 2018
Provider: Datacite
Zenodo
Other literature type . 2018
Provider: Datacite
ZENODO
Preprint . 2018
Provider: ZENODO
83 references, page 1 of 6

1. cOAlition S, 'Plan S: Making Full and Immediate Open Access a Reality', 2018, https://www.coalition-s.org/ (accessed 20 December 2018).

3. Danny Kingsley, 'Most Plan S Principles Are Not Contentious', Unlocking Research (blog), 12 September 2018, https://unlockingresearch-blog.lib.cam.ac.uk/?p=2145 (accessed 20 December 2018).

4. Dan Pollock and Ann Michael, 'News & Views: Potential Impact of Plan S', Delta Think (blog), 24 September 2018, https://deltathink.com/news-views-potential-impact-of-plan-s/ (accessed 20 December 2018).

5. Martin Enserink, 'In Dramatic Statement, European Leaders Call for “Immediate” Open Access to All Scientific Papers by 2020', Science | AAAS (blog), 27 May 2016, https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2016/05/dramatic-statement-european-leaders-call-immediate-open-access-all-scientific-papers (accessed 20 December 2018).

6. Rob Johnson et al., 'Towards a Competitive and Sustainable OA Market in Europe - A Study of the Open Access Market and Policy Environment' (Zenodo, 28 February 2017); DOI: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.401029 (accessed 20 December 2018).

7. Carlos Moedas, 'Statement by Carlos Moedas: “Plan S” and “COAlition S” - Accelerating the Transition to Full and Immediate Open Access to Scientific Publications', European Commission, 4 September 2018, https://ec.europa.eu/commission/commissioners/2014-2019/moedas/announcements/plan-s-and-coalition-s-accelerating-transition-full-andimmediate-open-access-scientific_en (accessed 20 December 2018).

8. 'Monitoring the Transition to Open Access: December 2017', https://www.universitiesuk.ac.uk/policy-and-analysis/reports/Pages/monitoring-transition-open-access-2017.aspx (accessed 20 December 2018); David Matthews, 'Huge Rise in Subscription Costs despite Open Access Switch', Times Higher Education (THE) (blog), 5 December 2017, https://www.timeshighereducation.com/news/huge-rise-subscription-costs-despite-open-access-switch (accessed 20 December 2018); D. Matthews, 'Deal Impasse Severs Elsevier Access for Some German Universities', Times Higher Education (THE), 6 January 2017, https://www.timeshighereducation.com/news/deal-impasse-severs-elsevier-access-some-german-universities (accessed 20 December 2018).

9. Holly Else, 'Nature - Radical Open-Access Plan Could Spell End to Journal Subscriptions', 4 September 2018, https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-06178-7 (accessed 20 December 2018).

10. David Prosser, 'RLUK - Plan S - A Major Shift for Open Access in Europe', 5 September 2018, https://www.rluk.ac.uk/plan-s-a-major-shift-for-open-access-in-europe/ (accessed 20 December 2018).

11. 'UK Research Funders Target Hybrid Open Access Charges | THE News', https://www.timeshighereducation.com/news/uk-research-funders-target-hybrid-open-access-charges (accessed 1 November 2018).

12. Bianca Kramer, 'Funders PlanS - Dimensions/Unpaywall - Sept 2018', Google Docs, https://tinyurl.com/cOAlitionS-OA-2017 (accessed 20 December 2018).

13. Jonathan P. Tennant et al., 'The Academic, Economic and Societal Impacts of Open Access: An Evidence-Based Review', F1000Research 5 (September 2016): 632; DOI: https://doi.org/10.12688/F1000RESEARCH.8460.3 (accessed 20 December 2018).

14. Marc Schiltz, 'Preamble by Marc Schiltz: Science Without Publication Paywalls: A Preamble to: COAlition S for the Realisation of Full and Immediate Open Access', 4 September 2018, https://www.scienceeurope.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/cOAlitionS_Preamble.pdf (accessed 20 December 2018).

15. Peter Suber, 'Creating an Intellectual Commons through Open Access', in Understanding Knowledge as a Commons: From Theory to Practice (Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 2007), https://dash.harvard.edu/handle/1/4552055 (accessed 20 December 2018); Leslie Chan, Barbara Kirsop, and Subbiah Arunachalam, 'Towards Open and Equitable Access to Research and Knowledge for Development', PLOS Medicine 8, no. 3 (29 March 2011): e1001016; DOI: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pmed.1001016 (accessed 20 December 2018). Mass.: MIT Press, 2007 [OpenAIRE]

16. Charlotte Hess and Elinor Ostrom, 'Introduction: An Overview of the Knowledge Commons', in Understanding Knowledge as a Commons (Cambridge, Mass: MIT Press, 2007), 3.

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publication . Other literature type . Preprint . Article . 2018

From coalition to commons: Plan S and the future of scholarly communication

Johnson, Rob;