Niche journals need help to comply with Plan S
Five months after its launch, Plan S is picking up support around the world. Funders subscribed to it have promised to make their researchers publish all results in open-access journals or repositories from 2020.
But they might be overestimating the preparedness of journals. A study published on the Preprints platform found that fewer than 9 per cent of journals listed on the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) are compliant with Plan S requirements, such as letting authors keep copyright.