Radical open-access plan is delayed a year

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Science  07 Jun 2019:
Vol. 364, Issue 6444, pp. 919
DOI: 10.1126/science.364.6444.919


Plan S, the program to crack down on scientific journals' paywalls led by European research funders, has fleshed out and relaxed some of its rules, addressing many concerns raised by researchers, librarians, and scientific publishers. The changes allow an extra year before full, immediate open access is required and drop (for now) the proposed cap on publishing fees that funders will pay to journals. Still unclear is whether the changes will convince other funders to join the movement.