Volume 91 Issue 8 | p. 6 | News of The Week
Issue Date: February 25, 2013 | Web Date: February 21, 2013

Strong Open Access Bill Introduced In Congress

Publishing: House, Senate measure goes further than past efforts to broaden access to results of taxpayer-funded work
Department: Government & Policy
Keywords: open access, public access

Lawmakers in both the House of Representatives and the Senate have introduced identical bills that would require free access to published results of federally funded research. Open-access advocates are hoping the legislation will move more swiftly than previous versions of it, while publishers are calling it “unnecessary and a waste of federal resources.”

Called the Fair Access to Science & Technology Research Act, the legislation is similar to a bill (H.R. 4004) that was . . .

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