cOAlition S

cOAlition S ( is an international consortium of ​27 research funding and performing organisations from Europe, North America and Africa who support Plan S, an Open Access publishing initiative launched in September 2018. It is supported by the European Commission and Science Europe and hosted by the European Science Foundation in Strasbourg, France.

Plan S requires that, with effect from 2021, all scholarly publications on the results from research funded by public or private grants provided by national, regional, and international research councils and funding bodies must be published in Open Access Journals, on Open Access Platforms, or made immediately available through Open Access Repositories without embargo. cOAlition S has developed a number of Plan S-aligned Open Access policies and tools to work together with the scholarly community towards a fair and transparent academic publishing landscape.

ESOF2022 provides a unique space for thought-provoking discussions about scientific research and innovation that could solve the challenges we are facing today, especially if we also harness the power of Open Access to scholarly publications. We invite you to visit our online booth and attend our sessions to find out more about the Plan S policies, services and tools and how you can benefit from them.