DPG Resources

Guidance on the Implementation of Plan S

Plan S aims for full and immediate Open Access to peer-reviewed scholarly publications from research funded by public and private grants. cOAlition S, the coalition of research funders that have committed to implementing Plan S, aims to accelerate the transition to a scholarly publishing system that is characterised by immediate, free online access to, and largely unrestricted use and re-use (full Open Access) of scholarly publications. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is one of many organizations that has adjusted their open access policy effective January 1, 2021 to align with Plan S principles.