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Humanist Archives: Dec. 4, 2018, 6:12 a.m. Humanist 32.244 - position paper on open access

                  Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 32, No. 244.
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        Date: 2018-12-03 13:10:42+00:00
        From: Eliza Papaki 
        Subject: Towards a Plan(HS)S: DARIAH's position on PlanS

Dear colleagues,

I would like to draw your attention to a recently published Position Paper
by DARIAH-EU on Plan S. On 4 September 2018, national science funders from
11 EU countries announced the launch of cOAlition S
 to express the collective will of making
full and immediate Open Access to research publications a reality. The key
principles to achieve this are articulated in their 10-point Plan S.
According to the plan, from 2020, all scientific publications that result
from research funded by public grants provided by participating national
and European research councils and funding bodies must be published in
compliant Open Access journals or on compliant Open Access platforms. To
achieve this, research funders will cover the costs of publications as part
of research grants.

DARIAH-ERIC joined this discussion with a Position Paper that adds arts and
humanities researchers and disciplines in this dialogue. DARIAH fully
endorses the principles of Open Access and is in favour of powerful Open
Access policies aiming to accelerate the transition towards full and
immediate Open Access to scientific publications within a reasonably short
time. However, we believe that Plan S reveals a strong bias toward the STEM
perspective on not just publishing, but on research itself, which makes it
diverge with the values of DARIAH and its key constituency, arts and
humanities researchers, who most commonly do not fund their work through
projects, and for whom the term 'science' may seem alienating.

Read the full position paper here

With best wishes,

Eliza Papaki
DARIAH Outreach and Communications Officer

Trinity Long Room Hub
Trinity College Dublin
Dublin 2

Email: eliza.papaki@dariah.eu 

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