Welcome to Things we read this week, a weekly post featuring articles from around the internet recommended by BMJ’s Digital Group members. This week the links are dominated by comments about Plan S but we wanted to give a shutout to the latest Trends report from Future Today Institute which contains all sorts of interesting Publishing Tech.
- Rebecca Lawrence writes about F1000’s support for Plan S and the effects on academic freedom
- Margareth Hagen and Bjarne Foss write about the challenges of Plan S and the need for more strong OA channels to replace the hybrid journals.
- Leonid Schneider posts an appeal by several European scientists protesting against Plan S who worry that the plan will deprive them of quality journal venues and of international collaborative opportunities, while disadvantaging scientists whose research budgets preclude paying and playing in this OA league.
- Björn Brembs asks if academic freedom entails exemption from spending rules?
- More from J Britt Holbrook on the ‘unethical’ Plan S
- Tim Vines in Scholarly Kitchen on Plan T: Scrap APCs and Fund Open Access with Submission Fees
- The impact of Plan S: RELX weak as UBS reiterates ‘sell’, cites news European research funders seeking to introduce Open Access system