Plan S will make 2021-22 tough years for publishers, predicts Inchcoombe

Plan S will make 2021-22 tough years for publishers, predicts Inchcoombe

The years from 2021 to 2022 will be tough for academic publishers as they struggle to adapt to the requirements of Plan S, with an increase in overheads putting particular pressures on small to medium-sized companies, a FutureBook panel on Open Access heard yesterday (Monday 25th November).

In a panel titled Leading from the Front: How Publishers Can Drive the Open Access Debate, Steven Inchcoombe, chief publishing officer at Springer Nature, said that while he welcomed the year's delay of the introduction of Plan S, to January 2021, it still left a very short time to implement the archite...

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