International coalition coordinating efforts to promote Open Science has published annual report. Learn about some of the key achievements of 2022.
In September 2018, a group of scientific funders decided to adopt a new approach to open access: all recipients of their funding would publish research results in paywall-free publications. The movement was dubbed Plan S and took as its goal " to make full and immediate Open Access a reality."
This initiative was born with the support of the European Commission and the European Research Council (ERC). Since then, the movement has evolved into the creation of an international coalition - the cOAlition S - which has been coordinating efforts to implement this plan. The Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT) is one of the nearly 30 funding entities that make up this organization.
2022 was the fourth year of activity of this coalition, and it is possible, through the report published by cOAlition S, to get to know some of the main achievements of the year.
Open Access Articles
By 2022, about 132,000 articles resulting from funding by institutions belonging to cOAliton S are available in open access, which corresponds to 4 out of every 5 articles (79%). This open access rate is significantly higher than that observed when looking at publishing globally, where the percentage of open access articles is 56%.
Withholding of Rights
2022 was also marked by the launch of a new campaign within the scope of Rights Retention with the moto "Publish with Power. Protect your Rights". In this campaign, the key message conveyed is that "Open access benefits everyone. Retain your rights. It's good for you, for science, and for society." The retention of rights strategy enables authors to deposit a copy of their accepted manuscripts (AAM) in an open access repository at the time of publication. As part of this campaign, several online resources have been made available to help the research community become more familiar with rights retention.
The "diamond model
In 2022, cOAlition S, Science Europe, OPERAS and the ANR (French National Research Agency) published theAction Plan for Diamond Open Access to help develop and expand this community-based scholarly communication ecosystem. Diamond' Open Access is a model of scholarly publishing where journals and platforms do not charge fees to authors or readers.