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Inner Court of Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center, 440 Fifth Avenue N., Seattle, Washington, USA, May 12, 2012 | © Courtesy of Can Pac Swire/Flickr. 0

As Support for the Plan S for Open Access Ramps Up, Global Scientists Draw Attention to its Risks and Possible Implications

Whereas the British Wellcome Trust and the American Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation increase the financial heft of the Plan S by almost 30%, scientists from research and educational institutions in Europe and around the world have publicly expressed their concerns that this Open Access initiative may have severe negative consequences for the scholarly publishing system.

Roof Area, Wellcome Trust, London, England, UK, October 31, 2014 | © Courtesy of Matt Brown/Flickr. 0

Recent Findings Suggest That Open Access Mandates Promote Hybrid Rather Than Gold or Green Open Access Models

As the European Plan S joins numerous research funding institutions in mandating the adoption of Open Access, empirical data for Western Europe and North America do not demonstrate dramatic spikes in Open Access article outputs after mandates come into force between 2009 and 2017, due to the spectacular increases in hybrid Open Access prevalence on the background of mixed paper output share performance of pure Gold and Green Open Access models.