Scientific societies worry about threat from Plan S.

  title={Scientific societies worry about threat from Plan S.},
  author={Jeffrey Brainard},
  volume={363 6425},
Nonprofit societies are alarmed that Plan S, an initiative by European funders to make scientific journal articles free to read, may wreak havoc on their publishing revenues and the services they provide. Some estimates project journal income, which depends heavily on subscriptions, could drop by up to a third under different scenarios. Societies worry that an alternative supported by Plan S—allowing grantees to publish in journals that offer immediate open access and charge authors to publish… 
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