ATG Article of the Week: Taking Stock of the Feedback on Plan S Implementation Guidance

by | Feb 26, 2019 | 0 comments

Taking Stock of the Feedback on Plan S Implementation Guidance is recent post on The Scholarly Kitchen website and is written by  Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe, Professor/Coordinator for Information Literacy Services and Instruction in the University Library and affiliate faculty in the School of Information Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

In this insightful post, Ms. Hinchliffe’s offers her impressions of the massive response to cOAlition S’ call for feedback on the Guidance on the Implementation of Plan S.  As Ms. Hinchliffe points out, this overwhelming reaction came from every corner of the industry. including “publishers, scholarly societies, disciplinary repositories, scholarly communications platforms, funding agencies, publishing professionals, libraries, library associations, and researchers themselves.”

Ms. Hinchliffe tries to make sense of this vast outpouring of stakeholder opinion in her essay. She discusses seven themes that she detects in all this feedback and then concludes with some perceptive final thoughts.

It goes without saying that anyone interested in the possible implications of Plan S and its implementation on scholarly communication and publishing will want to take the time to read this essay.

And, you might also want to view Ms. Hincliffe’s follow-up Scholarly Kitchen essay: Is Hybrid a Valid Pathway to Open Access? Publishers Argue Yes, in Response to Plan S.  

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