Will the world embrace Plan S, the radical proposal to mandate open access to science papers?

If Plan S fails to grow, it could remain a divisive mandate that applies to only a small percentage of the world’s scientific papers.

Plan S requires immediate OA; it also insists that authors retain copyright and that hybrid journals, which charge subscriptions but also offer a paid OA option, sign “Transformative agreements” to switch to fully OA. Some European funders think Plan S goes too far.

The country is Europe’s top producer of scientific papers, ahead of the United Kingdom and France, whose main funding agencies have signed on to Plan S. Germany’s biggest federal funding agency, DFG, said it supports Plan S’s goals but prefers to let researchers drive the change.

Spain’s science ministry says it is analyzing the potential repercussions of Plan S on the country’s science and finances, and on researchers’ careers.

The commission’s research chief, Carlos Moedas, supports Plan S, and its 7-year funding program Horizon Europe, which will begin in 2021, contains general statements of support for OA. Plan S’s rules will go into the program’s model contract for grants, Smits says.

“China needs to contribute to international open access [and] open its research results to its own people,” says Zhang Xiaolin of Shanghai-Tech University in China, who chairs the Strategic Planning Committee of the Chinese National Science and Technology Library.

Outside Europe and North America, funders gave Science mixed responses about Plan S. India, the third biggest producer of scientific papers in the world, will “Very likely” join Plan S, says Krishnaswamy VijayRaghavan in New Delhi, principal scientific adviser to India’s government.

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Project Proposal v234224092618

Project Proposal AIWEB

Distributed Ledger Technology Utilizing WordPress 

Under construction 12/27/18 – 4/6/19 Rev 1.0

Mark O., Project Manager | ✉️ atlasai@outlook.com | 📞 772-678-0835

Business Case

The DLT consensus of replicated, shared, and synchronized digital data geographically spread across multiple sites, countries, or institutions. There is no central administrator or centralized data storage.

What is Blockchain and DLT (distributed ledger technology)? How can we make progress systematically and benefit from the tech of the future.

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Distributed ledger technology (DLT) is a digital system for recording the transaction of assets in which the transactions and their details are recorded in multiple places at the same time. Unlike traditional databases, distributed ledgers have no central data store or administration functionality.

Problem 1: Objective and Task Level Orientation on a Synchronous Level Combination with WordPress Posts on the Distributed Ledger Utilizing Blockchain Technology

We have the main distributed ledger

We have smaller distributed ledgers running off of the main ledger.

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Problem 2: Getting rid of the Centralized Ledger

Breaking up the monopoly of centralized Ledgers

Adding coherence to the realm of trade in chronological order

Goals & Objectives

Distributed ledgers have the potential to be radically disruptive. Their processing capability is real time, near tamper-proof and increasingly low-cost. They can be applied to a wide range of industries and services, such as financial services, real estate, healthcare and identity management. They can underpin other software- and hardware-based innovations such as smart contracts and the Internet of Things. Furthermore, their underlying philosophy of distributed consensus, open source, transparency and community could be highly disruptive to many of these sectors.

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Project Management Plan

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The Project consists of the Distributed Ledger Technology DLT Blockchain to develop methods that will allow the security and worthiness of a realm of DLT Blockchain technologies in a collaborative app to post stamps with the necessary technologies with trustful relationships of a blog post.

The Software will have to be built on DLT Blockchain identities.

AIWEB is building an infrastructure to exhibit the features.

Key Stakeholders/Personnel

Royce Collins, Project Manager ; Ken Newbar, Project Coordinator ; Sara Chen, Analyst

Project Scope

  • The project encompasses DLT Blockchain stamps and confirms the time and date as well as the content when completed.
  • The features incorporate an ETH DAPP that makes this happen.

Communication Plan

  • Once the project is started , we plan to roll out the communication around it. Collaborate with to the team will make this happen.
  • The audience that will be impacted using the best mediums in which we will communicate these changes.
  • There be emails, meetings, training, documentation, etc.
  • The rollout of the project begin when we have agreed on the proposal.

Project Risks

There are risks that the teams should be aware of. We want to push this project through however, the team can think through the risks associated and decrease the possible potential for risks.

  • Risk 1: Software
  • Choosing the right software framework can be risky.
  • Risk 2: Capital
  • There may be initial capital costs that are unforeseen.


Included, is the timeline and milestones that the project should be able to hit and deadlines of the proposal.


The costs of implementation and the projection of project maintenance costs post-implementation.

Next Steps

Starting the initial procurement of hardware

We will need to approve and acquire the necessary hardware and software.

  • Step 1 Purchasing the Server
  • Step 2 Adding the necessary software
  • Step 3 Review by the team
  • Step 4 Team to start work on implementation.


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