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....

2 comments:

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

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  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.

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