October 24, 2019. — The International Alliance of Research Library Associations (IARLA), a platform for collaboration of five members associations representing research libraries, has released a view of Plan S, an effort by major national research agencies and funders from twelve European countries to advance open access by requiring the results of state-funded research to be available openly at the time of publication.
“The member organisations of IARLA — LIBER, ARL, CARL, CAUL and RLUK — welcome moves towards an open access environment for journal articles and aligned funder policies to achieve this. We are therefore supportive of the overall objectives of Plan S as published by cOAlition S. We note the iterative nature of the Plan S Guidance and believe that there have been a number of welcome changes since the first version was published. ”
This statement is available in English on the IARLA website:
This statement is also available in French on the CARL site: