--- - |2 Abstract Eleven national research funding organisations formed cOAlition S to implement ten principles together with the European Commission and the ERC. Among the ten principles, it is stated that the ‘hybrid’ model of publishing is not compliant, meaning that the EU funding organisations would only allow publishing in those journals exclusively offering pay‐to‐publish‐free‐to read journals (i.e., open access only). Should cOALITION S come to life without revision, this would exclude 85% of all current journals, including the five leading journals in physiology. Only three of the top‐20 journals in Physiology are Open Access only. In contrast, predatory journals are routinely open access only, since no libraries would purchase them. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. - Acta Physiologica, Volume 0, Issue ja, -Not available-.