American Chemical Society Responds to Plan S

Read the full story from the American Chemical Society.

On February 7, the American Chemical Society posted its response to Plan S. ACS shares the aspirations espoused by architects of Plan S to enable open access to research literature, however, Plan S’s range and number of tenets, including its impractical timetable for execution, present shortcomings that must be remedied for the plan to be practicable.

As written, Plan S threatens the effectiveness of global scientific communication and could have unintended negative consequences for the advancement of science. To avoid such harm, ACS suggests Coalition S engage with various stakeholders to identify constructive and sustainable solutions that will help the Coalition to achieve its objective of “full and immediate open access” to disclosed research results.

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