Plan S, launched last September, is the latest multi-national initiative aimed at making an increasing share of research findings supported by public funding institutions freely available as open-access (OA) publications. While Plan S enjoys strong support among OA advocates and several prominent public and philanthropic funding agencies, it has also met with concerns from researchers who worry it will impinge on their academic freedom, and from some publishers, mostly smaller non-profit societies and associations, who worry that they will be unable to implement a sustainable business model that complies with the proposed Plan S mandates.
To advance discussions on the implications of Plan S with unbiased evidence about the scholarly publishing ecosystem, the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) carried out a background analysis using publications from over 20,000 journals indexed in the Web of Science Core Collection. Using powerful metadata such as funding acknowledgements and journal-level and article-level OA information, ISI analysed the implications of Plan S across funders, research areas, countries, publishers and journals.
During this session, we will walk attendees through the data and methods used in the report and then discuss the report findings and implications. We will also demonstrate how to use Web of Science Group tools to apply OA and funding metadata to your institution’s OA footprint, thus enabling evidence-based discussions about the future of OA.
ALA Unit/Subunit: AFL
Meeting Type: Exhibitor Session