Plan S, Science Europe’s plan to accelerate open access, includes strict technical requirements that may be too costly or practical for some OA journals, platforms, and repositories. Chef Angela Cochran reviews the challenges of the requirements and posits that the plan is really about Gold OA.
I am the Associate Publisher and Journals Director for the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), publisher of 36 technical journals. Prior to that, I was the Production Director at ASCE overseeing all production aspects of journals, a monthly member magazine, and book products. I was Managing Editor of Cancer and Cancer Cytopathology at the American Cancer Society and was Production Manager for Journals at ASCE. I am the Past-president of the Council of Science Editors. My views on The Scholarly Kitchen are my own and do not necessarily reflect the views of my employer.