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September 7, 2023 — In addition to this week's NewsBreaks article and the monthly NewsLink Spotlight, Information Today, Inc. (ITI) offers Weekly News Digests that feature recent product news and company announcements. Watch for additional coverage to appear in the next print issue of Information Today. For other up-to-the-minute news, check out ITIís Twitter account: @ITINewsBreaks.

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cOAlition S Celebrates the Plan S Initiative's 5th Anniversary

Johan Rooryck, executive director of cOAlition S, shared a blog post marking 5 years of Plan S. It states the following:

In September 2018, a group of national research funding organizations, with the support of the European Commission, rallied behind an initiative to make research publications openly accessible to all: Plan S. These visionary organizations came together as cOAlition S, and adopted a set of 10 principles that were intended to function as a catalyst for the accelerated transition to full and immediate Open Access. For most cOAlition S members, the policies and tools that support the implementation of Plan S came into effect in 2021. 

Although the full impact of these policies will still take several years to unfold, it is a good moment to reflect on what has been achieved so far. 

In addition, cOAlition S announced that it will be hosting a free webinar (registration required) for the 5th anniversary of Plan S on Nov. 2, 2023. It “will bring together funders, researchers, and experts from the scholarly communication field to discuss how Plan S has developed since its launch as well as what lies ahead for the future of scholarly communication.”

For more information, read the blog post and the news item.



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