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Plan S and OpenSAFELY

Academic Journal Destination: Plan S and OpenSAFELY🔗

Plan S is an initiative for Open Access publishing. Plan S requires that scientific publications that result from research funded by public grants must be published in compliant Open Access journals or platforms. Wellcome are a core funder of the OpenSAFELY platform, therefore we ask that academic outputs comply with Wellcome's Plan S requirements for journal publication. It is likely that teams will be required to comply with this for other reasons, such as receiving funding from NIHR / UKRI. For further details see

How do I check journal open access compliance?🔗

Before you submit a paper to a journal, please check open access arrangements. is our recommended tool for checking journal compliance.

If you have any questions, please ask your co-pilot and post in the #opensafely-users slack channel.