Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Maybe I need to reconsider this open access biz

I was lukewarm to Joachim's proposal for an open access journal, but I'm changing my mind, after seeing the latest shenanigans being perpetrated by the scientific publishers in collusion with Congress. There's a new bill making its way through the house that would overturn the NIH open access policy (all papers should be placed on a public site within 12 months of publication), as well prohibit the government from obtaining a license to post such works on the internet.

Time to call your congressman, or use the (in)famous Obama outreach program.

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