Plan S (Open Access) proposal met with skepticism from leading scientists

2018-11-27

An article written by sciencebusiness talks about how the new Open Access rule will affect scientists, particularly those in the chemistry subject. Lynn Kamerlin from the Department of Chemistry - BMC gives her views on the new proposal.

The guidance note, “has positive aspects,” said Lynn Kamerlin, a structural biologist at Uppsala University in Sweden and a leading critic of Plan S. “I am glad for example that they call out mirror journals for being a form of hybrid, as I find the idea of mirror journals deeply problematic.” In so-called mirror journals, there is the already-existing subscription or hybrid journal, and a new fully-open access version of the same title.

“But in general, I think our core concerns have not been addressed in the implementation, which right now seems to be just a strengthening of the original principles,” Kamerlin added.

Read the full article about the "Plan S"-proposal here.

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Plan S (Open Access) proposal met with skepticism from leading scientists

2018-11-27

An article written by sciencebusiness talks about how the new Open Access rule will affect scientists, particularly those in the chemistry subject. Lynn Kamerlin from the Department of Chemistry - BMC gives her views on the new proposal.

The guidance note, “has positive aspects,” said Lynn Kamerlin, a structural biologist at Uppsala University in Sweden and a leading critic of Plan S. “I am glad for example that they call out mirror journals for being a form of hybrid, as I find the idea of mirror journals deeply problematic.” In so-called mirror journals, there is the already-existing subscription or hybrid journal, and a new fully-open access version of the same title.

“But in general, I think our core concerns have not been addressed in the implementation, which right now seems to be just a strengthening of the original principles,” Kamerlin added.

Read the full article about the "Plan S"-proposal here.