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29 Aug 2019

cOAlition S appoints Johan Rooryck as Open Access Champion

Photo credit: Jenny Audring

On 28 August 2019, cOAlition S announced that Johan Rooryck, Professor at Leiden University and journal editor, has been appointed as its Open Access Champion. This role has been created to help present, promote, and develop Plan S as the initiative moves towards implementation.

In his new role, Mr. Rooryck will represent cOAlition S in meetings with external stakeholders including funders, researchers, librarians, and publishers. He will present Plan S, listen to concerns, and develop plans to help participants adapt to a changing publishing landscape. He will also advise cOAlition S on the ways to implement the transition to full and immediate Open Access as smoothly as possible.

cOAlition S is a group of national research funding organisations, supported by the European Commission and the European Research Council, aiming at promoting full and immediate Open Access to research publications.

More details can be found here.

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