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As Plan S Takes Effect, Some Anticipate Inequitable Outcomes
The plan’s signatories seek to make the results of their funded research available to all, but some scientists say the transition to open access has led to climbing publication fees and could exacerbate global disparities.
As Plan S Takes Effect, Some Anticipate Inequitable Outcomes
As Plan S Takes Effect, Some Anticipate Inequitable Outcomes

The plan’s signatories seek to make the results of their funded research available to all, but some scientists say the transition to open access has led to climbing publication fees and could exacerbate global disparities.

The plan’s signatories seek to make the results of their funded research available to all, but some scientists say the transition to open access has led to climbing publication fees and could exacerbate global disparities.

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For a Hefty Fee, Nature Journals Offer Open-Access Publishing
Diana Kwon | Nov 24, 2020
Academics will soon be able to make articles freely available in Nature-branded journals for €9,500—with a discounted option available under a pilot program that provides review, but no guarantee of acceptance.
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2019 Was Big for Academic Publishing. Here’s Our Year in Review
Diana Kwon | Dec 27, 2019
Licensing negotiations between libraries and publishers continued, a radical open-access plan made changes, and the flaws of some publishing tools and techniques came to light.
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World Health Organization Backs Open-Access Plan S
Kerry Grens | Sep 4, 2019
The agency joins a group of funders, cOAlition S, that supports making publications immediately available to the public for free.