cOAlition S has developed a Rights Retention Strategy to give researchers supported by a cOAlition S Organisation the freedom to publish in their journal of choice, including subscription journals, whilst remaining fully compliant with Plan S.
cOAlition S Organisations will facilitate this by changing their grant conditions to require that a Creative Commons Attribution licence (CC BY) is applied to all Author Accepted Manuscripts (AAMs) or Versions of Record (VoR) reporting original research, supported in whole or in part by their funding.
Some cOAlition S Organisations will, as of the commencement of the grant, require their grantees to apply a CC BY license to all future AAMs which arise from their funding (prior licence). Other cOAlition S Organisations will impose an obligation on their grantees that their research articles (either the AAM or VoR) are licensed CC BY (prior obligation). In either case (prior license or prior obligation) the effect is the same; all research articles which arise from funding from a cOAlition S Organisation must be licensed CC BY before they are submitted to a journal for publication.
cOAlition S Organisations´ grantees will also be required to ensure Open Access at the time of publication (no embargoes) to all research articles which arise from their funding.
cOAlition S will give notice to publishers about these new grant conditions.