Bioinformatics.org
[NEU MS in Bioinformatics]
Not logged in

Bioinformatics.org
Membership (37275+) Group hosting [?]

Careers
About bioinformatics
Bioinformatics training
Bioinformatics jobs

Research
All information groups
Online databases Online analysis tools Online education tools More tools

Development
All software groups
FTP repository
SVN & CVS repositories [?]
Mailing lists

Forums
News & Commentary
Jobs Forum
(Career Center)

News & Commentary - Message forums

Journals: Lisa Federer (Science Blog): A Threat to Open Access: the Research Works Act
Submitted by Gary Van Domselaar; posted on Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Submitter "As I discussed in a recent post, quite a bit of scientific research these days is federally funded. If your funding comes from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), you are required to make your work publicly available by depositing it in PubMed Central, a database of full-text scientific articles. The reasoning is that the public should have access to the research that they are funding through the tax dollars, which I think seems reasonable enough.

"Not surprisingly, the publishers who print the articles in the journals don't agree, and they have lobbied for the introduction of a piece of legislation that would put an end to the NIH Public Access Policy and similar measures to ensure public access to federally funded works. The bill, called the Research Works Act, would prevent the government from requiring free dissemination of research articles that have been funded by federal dollars and also prohibit the government from developing open access repositories, like PubMed Central. According to its proponents, this legislation is necessary to protect publishers from having to give away their articles for free, which would discourage them from investing in the publication process. The Association of American Publishers' response is available here."

ARTICLE:
[link]

Expanded view | Monitor forum | Save place

Start a new thread:
You have to be logged in to post a reply.

 

Copyright © 2016 · Scilico, LLC