EuroScience strongly endorses the principles laid down in Plan S for rapid achievement of effective Open Access publication of publicly funded research.
We are happy that the EuroScience Open Forum, ESOF2018, in Toulouse could be the platform for a discussion between Science Europe and the European Commission to announce the launching of Plan S in September 2018. As we recognize with the initiators of Plan S that considerable work still needs to be accomplished to arrive at workable approaches to the implementation of those principles, we welcome the first elaboration of such implementation steps. They are a good basis for the consultation that is now open and EuroScience intends to actively respond to the consultation by reaching out to its base of largely individual scientists to be informed about their requirements and concerns, and their views on what is best for a globally inclusive science endeavour. That should contribute to sustainable and pragmatic solutions.
See the letter to the EuroScience members.