From cOAlition S, the funded initiative to make full and immediate Open Access publication of research a reality, comes a new draft proposal titled “Towards Responsible Publishing,” which outlines “a vision and a set of principles that a future scholarly communication system should aspire to, along with a mission that enables research funders…to deliver this.”
The proposal responds to the fact that 5 years on from the development of the European Commission and European Research Council’s Plan S, academic publishing practices continue to lag behind advances in how scientific research is performed, disseminated, and used.
Along with the draft proposal comes a call for researchers to share their feedback on the proposal through a survey open through November 29, 2023:
For such a scholar-led system to be successful, it will need broad support from the research community. To understand if our proposal resonates with the community of researchers, we embark on a consultative process, with support from Research Consulting Limited in partnership with the Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS). This process offers researchers the opportunity to voice their opinions and contribute to the development of a proposal that serves their needs. The consultation will run from November 2023 until April 2024. Based on the feedback through this consultation, a revised proposal will be developed for the cOAlition S funders to consider in June 2024.