Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Good riddance...

...to the Research Works Act, a bill which would have prohibited the federal government from requiring open access to research funded by the federal government. You read that correctly: you, dear taxpayer, get to pay for the research; then, when you want to read the results, you'll have to pay again!

A Slate commentary on this, here. As we've documented over the past month or so on this blog, the winds of open access seem to be picking up....


  1. Hey Guys, what are your thoughts on the launch of the Open-Access Journal on Antibiotic Resistance and Infection Control?

  2. I"m excited for it. Hopefully it will push AJIC and ICHE to consider open-access models. Of course, I'm biased since I'm a section editor for ARIC. Full disclosure of COI.

    Of course, costs to publish are currently high, but hopefully those can come down over time.