White House announces new open access policy for scientific papers


Every year, Washington pours tens of billions of dollars into scientific research projects (like the brain activity mapping project). These are projects you help pay for with taxes. These government-funded investigations give rise to roughly 65,000 peer-reviewed papers a year. Weirdly, a bunch of these remain inaccessible to you, unless you hold a subscription to the journal in which they’re published, and some of these journals are pretty expensive.


Today, that all changes in a big way. The US government has announced that publications from all taxpayer-funded research should be made free to read within a year of publication (a policy previously reserved for publicly funded biomedical research)…

Nevermore Sithole‘s insight:

US Policy on scientific papers

See on io9.com


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