India wants to sign up to Plan S

Country's principle scientific adviser calls for complete open access for science.

India’s principal scientific adviser (Krishnaswamy VijayRaghavan ) has said that the current academic publishing situation is “untenable and costly”.  India is the world’s third biggest producer of scientific papers (after the US and China) and the cost of purchasing scientific publications is estimated to run into hundreds of millions of euros.  In addition, exchange rates often add to purchase costs.

VijayRaghavan has expressed India’s interest in joining the Plan S initiative that wants to ensure that all taxpayer-funded research results are made immediately free to read.

Source: ScienceBusiness via InfoDocket.