June 19, 2019

Plan S: what it means for you

Door: Marijke van der Ploeg | Categorie: open access

Coalition S (including funders NWO and ZonMw) recently released the final and definitive version of Plan S. It aims to change the culture of scientific publishing significantly.

What does it mean for you as a researcher? On Wednesday July 10, a lunch meeting on Plan S will be held in the Zwijsen building, campus Tilburg University.


Plan S intends to make ‘full and immediate Open Access’ a reality in the next couple of years, and forces researchers to publish their output in journals supporting full open access from 2021 onwards. The European Commission, the European Research Council (ERC) and a broad coalition of European research funders are backing the plan, so every European scholar will need to deal with the principles of Plan S one way or another in the near future.

Information meeting

To stay ahead of the curve, the library of Tilburg University planned an information meeting on Plan S. What is in the plan, and what are your options for publishing when the plan will turn into policy? Two speakers will address these questions. Max Haring (University of Amsterdam) will give a view on new possibilities and chances of scholarly publishing once Plan S has come into effect. Haring started his career as a researcher and became a publisher (Springer and AUP). He now works at the University of Amsterdam as project manager for the national ‘University Journals’-project. Daan Rutten will explain the principles of Plan S, and the requirements it sets for researchers. Rutten is the Open Science Coordinator of Tilburg University.


Please let us know if you are planning to attend (d.rutten@tilburguniversity.edu).

  • Date: 1oth July 2019
  • Time: 12.00 h
  • Location: Zwijsen building


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