Another Euro open access move

The EU’s Coalition S will reduce funding channels for journals

As of end 2024 the Coalition will end financial support for “transformative journals” which publishers are meant to use to transition to immediate open access publishing, earning income from publication charges.

The deadline was set when Plan S was launched in 2018 and the coalition now states continuing funding for hybrid journals, that include free to read and pay to publish content, “would significantly increase the risk that these arrangements will become permanent.”