cOAlition S aims to make Open Access to research publications a reality


Science Foundation Ireland, along with ten other European research funding organisations, and with the support of the European Commission and the European Research Council, are today, announcing the launch of cOAlition S, an initiative to make full and immediate Open Access to research publications a reality.

Commenting on the announcement, Professor Mark Ferguson, the Director General Science Foundation Ireland and Chief Scientific Adviser to the Government of Ireland said:

“As a partner in cOAlition S we will seek to ensure that by 2020 scientific publications that result from research funded by Science Foundation Ireland grants must be published in compliant Open Access Journals or on compliant Open Access Platforms. Science Foundation Ireland will now work towards ensuring that its grant conditions and policies are updated to reflect this change and in due course, review our assessment criteria for individual researchers with reference to the principles laid down in Plan S, which was agreed at the European Science Open Forum (ESOF) in Toulouse in July 2018”

Full details of the announcement are available on the Science Europe website