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 […]

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 […]