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As Open Access Gains in Acceptance Internationally, the Plan S for its Promotion Can Have Unintended Global Consequences | Open Science
In Africa, a growing number of scientific journals, such as Scientific African, operate based on different Open Access models, in recognition of their expected contribution to solving development-related problems, validating the output of local researchers and driving the formation of science-related international partnerships. In this respect, the European Plan S aimed at furthering the adoption of Open Access can reduce the market share of its subscription-based models, such as those of scholarly societies, while creating disincentives for EU-based scholars to publish at international journals that fall outside of the purview of this framework.