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Open access debate (USA) - latest developments

Discussion in 'Other Health News and Research' started by Bob, Feb 29, 2012.

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    Here are a couple of articles with the latest news about the open access debate in the USA.
    The debate revolves around whether government-funded studies should be openly published, with immediate free access.

    There's some good news in the first article...

    Lawmakers Drop Proposal to Block NIH Public Access Policy
    28 February 2012
    http://news.sciencemag.org/scienceinsider/2012/02/lawmakers-drop-proposal-to-block.html?ref=em

    Gulf on Open Access to Federally Financed Research
    February 27, 2012
    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/28/s...en-access-to-federally-financed-research.html
     
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    Here is a quote from UK government minister, David Willets, taken from a new Guardian article (Published 1st May 2012), talking about UK government's aims for Open Access publishing:


    I've underlined the bit about the public being able to rate published papers... That will create a lot of conversation and controversy, to say the least!
     
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    Thanks Bob.
     
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    UK government minister reports on government's plans for open access.

    And here is the webpage for the new RCUK guidance...

    RCUK publishes further revisions to guidance on Open Access:
    http://www.rcuk.ac.uk/media/news/2013news/Pages/130408.aspx


    (I haven't read the new RCUK guidelines yet. Placing it here for reference.)
     

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