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Plan S is an action plan of research funders to open up scientific publishing.
What are the impacts of plan S on availability of scientific information, research practices, and merit accumulation?
No answer yet.
Possible ways to publish scientific results:
- Traditional closed peer-reviewed research articles.
- Open peer-reviewed research articles.
- Open preprints that are under peer criticism and may later be published as articles.
- Open preprints that are not under criticism.
- Knowledge crystals.
- Systematic literature reviews.
- Edited summaries of large topics, understandable also by researchers in other fields.
- Data with metadata but without interpretation.
- Wikipedia (not for original results).
Possible ways to produce merit in a scientific community.
- Publish articles in journals. Journals are ranked based on the assumed average merit of their articles.
- Participate in scientific societies and promote science that way.
- Publish patents and other forms of intellectual property.
- Teach at universities, to the public, or in expert hearings in decision processes.
- Participate in producing knowledge crystals.
- Write successful research grants.
- Get evaluated by peers e.g. when professor positions are filled.
- Peer-review manuscripts of other researchers.
Possible ways to fund the publishing process.
- Journal subscriptions.
- Pey per article download.
- Pay when an article is accepted for publication.
- Research funders pay directly peer review, submitting and reading is free.
- Peer review is self-organised - no money involved.
Who organises the availability and archiving of the scientific material.
- Scientific publishers who have published the articles.
- University libraries for their own researchers.
- International repositories (e.g. ArXiv).