Answered By: Valerie Weis
Last Updated: Apr 15, 2020     Views: 12

Yes, foreign government agencies and private foundations located in other countries may have public access requirements for recipients of their grants. These policies may apply to peer-reviewed scholarly articles or the underlying data derived from the grant.

The Sherpa Juliet site can be used to quickly search for research funders' open access policies. This site may not be completely up to date so you should also check the grant policies sections of funder websites and check with your program officer to make sure you are not missing any open access or public access requirements.

Launched in September 2018, Plan S is an initiative for Open Access publishing that is supported by a number of funders primarily in Europe. The plan is supported by Coalition S, an international consortium of foreign government and private foundation research funders. Plan S requires that starting in 2021, scientific publications that result from research funded by public grants must be published in compliant Open Access journals or platforms.