Authors : Jan Erik Frantsvåg, Tormod Eismann Strømme
Much of the debate on Plan S seems to concentrate on how to make toll access journals open access, taking for granted that existing open access journals are Plan S compliant.
We suspected this was not so, and set out to explore this using DOAJ’s journal metadata. We conclude that an overwhelmingly large majority of open access journals are not Plan S compliant, and that it is small HSS publishers not charging APCs that are least compliant and will face major challenges with becoming compliant.
Plan S need to give special considerations to smaller publishers and/or non-APC-based journals.
Alternative location : https://www.preprints.org/manuscript/201901.0165/v3