Open Access and Academic Monographs: A Francophone Perspective

November 15, 2018

On 4 September 2018, "cOAlition S", an assembly of major European research funding organisations, supported by the European Commission and the European Research Council (ERC), has signed an agreement to demand full and immediate Open Access to scientific publications funded by them as of 2020. The agreement that is known as "Plan S" will further accelerate the transition to open access in scientific publishing.

Dr. Laurence Pagacz, Publishing Director at Peter Lang Brussels, and Senior Commissioning Editor Thierry Waser share their views on the implications for academic book publishers in Alternatives Economiques. The full article (in French) is available here: « Comment rendre les publications scientifiques accessibles à tous ? L’édition scientifique face à un nouveau paradigme »