Is "Plan S" for Secrets and Scandal?
Today's subscriber post is about entanglements with Robert-Jan Smits and one OA publisher
Today, subscribers are reading a post walking them through a set of apparent entanglements — perhaps stretching back more than a decade — between the main proponent of Plan S (Robert-Jan Smits) and a prominent European OA publisher.
From email exchanges indicating exceptional access to EC meetings for this publisher, to a history of interplay that may stretch back years, the post also discusses the strong-arm tactics this publisher has employed in the past, its murky ownership situation, and apparent coordination points between Smits and this publisher as Plan S was being formulated.
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