More Federally Funded Research To Be Made Freely Accessible
Feb22

More Federally Funded Research To Be Made Freely Accessible

In response to a We The People petition, the Obama White House has taken another step in the journey to provide open access to publicly-funded research. Today the Office of Science and Technology directed all federal agencies that manage “more than $100 million in research and development expenditures to develop plans to make the results of federally-funded research publically available free of charge within 12 months after...

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Open Access Proponents Derail Elsevier-Backed Publishing Restriction
Feb28

Open Access Proponents Derail Elsevier-Backed Publishing Restriction

Academics and researchers who support open access to research were able to take a (short) victory lap on Monday. Legislation that would have prevented federal agencies from publishing publicly-funded research results without the approval of the originating journal died after Dutch publishing giant Elsevier pulled its support. According to the Congressional Research Service, the Research Works Act (HR 3699, emphasis added) would have...

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