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Thursday, 1 August 2019


 Yet, the vast majority of scholarly articles continue to be locked behind subscription paywalls of traditional scholarly journals.Taking decisive steps toward the realisation of full and immediate open access, a global consortium of research funders (cOAlition S) have established the Plan S principles to ensure full and immediate access to all scholarly articles, whether published in subscription journals, open access journals or other platforms.

"With effect from 2021, all scholarly publications on the results from research funded by public or private grants provided by national, regional and international research councils and funding bodies,must be published in Open Access Journals, on Open Access Platforms, or made immediatly available through Open Access Respositories without embargo".

For Italy the member of Plan-S is INFN