The Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), in partnership with Stellenbosch University (Library and Information Service) cordially invites you to the ASSAf Presidential Roundtable: Science, Scholarship and Society'Is Scholarly Publishing becoming Unaffordable?'An Evidence-based Dialogue on the Implications of a European Plan S on South African Research
Date: 24 October 2019Time: 17:00 for 17:30 – 19:30Venue: Auditorium, Stellenbosch University LibraryRSVP: Click here to RSVP by 21 October 2019
Refreshments will be served after the eventLaunched in 2018, Plan S is an initiative by Science Europe for Open Access publishing. The initiative that promotes making full and immediate Open Access a reality, has received much criticism of its implementation guidelines. There is concern about the transition to this model amongst both commercial publishers and a range of learned society journal publishers. How should South African institutions address the implications of Plan S? What exactly will the potential impact be on researchers and institutional budgets? Will Plan S not just be replacing the barrier to read with a barrier to authorship? Through its panellists, the Roundtable will be one of many efforts to understand this contentious subject and the related issues. Read more.
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