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Publications 2019, 7(2), 26; https://doi.org/10.3390/publications7020026

Few Open Access Journals Are Compliant with Plan S

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The University Library of Tromsø, UiT The Arctic University of Norway, NO-9037 TROMSØ, Norway
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University of Bergen Library, University of Bergen, Bergen NO-5020, Norway
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Received: 15 January 2019 / Revised: 29 March 2019 / Accepted: 4 April 2019 / Published: 9 April 2019
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Abstract

Much of the debate on Plan S seems to concentrate on how to make toll-access journals open access, taking for granted that existing open access journals are Plan S-compliant. We suspected this was not so and set out to explore this using Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) metadata. We conclude that a large majority of open access journals are not Plan S-compliant, and that it is small publishers in the humanities and social sciences (HSS) not charging article processing charges (APC) that will face the largest challenge with becoming compliant. Plan S needs to give special considerations to smaller publishers and/or non-APC based journals. View Full-Text
Keywords: Plan S; open access journals; article processing charges (APC); technical requirements; publisher size; Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) Plan S; open access journals; article processing charges (APC); technical requirements; publisher size; Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
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Frantsvåg, J.E.; Strømme, T.E. Few Open Access Journals Are Compliant with Plan S. Publications 2019, 7, 26.

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