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Over 80% of European physicists unaware of Plan S, study finds

Some researchers who know of the open-access initiative express concern about restriction of publication choice

Only 18 per cent of European physics researchers are aware of the open-access initiative Plan S, according to a global survey of more than 3,000 physicists.

Under Plan S, a group of about 25 mainly European funders are requiring the researchers they support to make resulting papers openly available immediately. They include the Swiss National Science Foundation and the French National Agency for Research, while the EU research and innovation programme is also aligned with Plan S requirements.

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