We would like to announce the publication of an Insights special collection, ‘From Finch to Plan-S: and you may ask yourself, well how did I get here?’, which compiles some previously published articles from the journal spanning the ongoing discussions since 2012.
The collection also includes the very recently published article by Rob Johnson, ‘From coalition to commons: Plan S and the future of scholarly communication’.
It was not our intent to create an exhaustive history of the work that has been going on with regard to open access and open science, but to try to give a compelling and interesting overview of the direction discussions have often gone and are continuing to go. Some of the articles illustrate the timely and robust debates which have happened, while others showcase the inherent anxieties and frustrations that have been the hallmark on the march to making important and essential research openly available. One features a dog named Open Access!
We also hope that the special collection provides more than a digest of the dialogue which has taken place and rather offers some key historical insights into the efforts so many have worked so hard to make a reality.
Guest edited by Messrs Graham Stone and Frank Manista, the publication is equally important as we approach the upcoming UKSG 42nd Annual Conference and Exhibition in Telford from the 8th to the 10th of April 2019.
Posted on 06 Mar 2019