European funders detail their open-access plan

See allHide authors and affiliations

Science  30 Nov 2018:
Vol. 362, Issue 6418, pp. 983
DOI: 10.1126/science.362.6418.983


Plan S, the contentious program that a group of European science funders hopes will end scholarly journals' paywalls, has fleshed out its rules—and softened its tone a bit. In implementation guidance released this week, the funders explain how grantees can abide by Plan S. But some critics say the document remains too restrictive for authors and could jeopardize scientific society publishers.