Plan S Impact on Software Engineering Publications

Plan S Impact on Software Engineering Publications

Presentation at the ACM SIGSOFT Town Hall meeting that took place in Tallinn, Estonia, during ESEC/FSE 2019.

Plan S is an initiative by major European research funders who require that all research they fund is made available as Open Access. In particular it demands that all research is made available with a license that allows anyone to use the papers for any purpose, as long as the original paper is credited (the Creative Commons Attribution License).

We summarize Plan S, and explore to what extent ACM SIGSOFT publications can be made Plan S compliant, and how many papers will be affected (14%).

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Arie van Deursen

August 28, 2019