After years of declarations, two international initiatives now provide realistic models to accelerate the process of transition to an open, comprehensive and immediate access to the scientific publications.

It is the case of Plan S and AmeliCA. Although both have a global aspiration, the first was developed in Europe and the second in South America, with a particular regard to the scientific production of the South of the world and to the Social Sciences and Humanities.

Both initiatives are based on ten principles, which summarise their strategies. Plan S is mainly focused on the regulation of the relations with the publishing industry as far as the publication of the scientific contributions is concerned.

AmeliCA is oriented, for its own history and culture, to strengthen the provision of services by academic institutions, through the delivery of technology and knowledge with the purpose of granting lower costs for scholarly communication.

An infographic comparing the ten principles of both initiatives is reported below, as made available by AmeliBlog.

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