What the public wants is better science, not open science. Plan S has put those two forces in conflict, and it is driving everybody crazy.
Plan S implementation guidance has not provided reassurance to anxious society publishers
Over 1,400 researchers signed an open letter expressing concern about Plan S. Then Twitter came for them — and, more particularly, for the woman who organized the letter.
Robert Harington argues that academic societies need to balance mission and business more effectively. There is nothing wrong with developing a mixed publishing economy that best suits a range of communities and types of business.