Answered By: ic @westernsydney.edu.au
Last Updated: Jul 13, 2021     Views: 6

The cOAlition S strategy of applying a prior licence to the Author Accepted Manuscript (AAM) is designed to facilitate full and immediate open access of cOAlition S funded scientific research for the greater benefit of science and society.

The manuscript – even after peer-review – is the intellectual creation of the authors. The RRS (Rights Retention Strategy) is designed to protect authors’ rights. The costs that publishers incur for the AAM, such as managing the peer-review process, are covered by subscriptions or publication fees. Delivering such publication services does therefore not entitle publishers to limit, constrain or appropriate ownership rights in the author’s AAM.