Bill would restrict open access

01/10/2012 | Scientist, The (free registration)

A bipartisan House bill, called the Research Works Act, would repeal the NIH mandate requiring any federally funded research to be submitted to the publicly accessible PubMed Central upon acceptance for publication in a journal and would bar other federal agencies from implementing similar open-access policies. Publishing groups say open-access laws undercut scientific publishing, but taxpayer advocates say the public should have free access to the results of publicly funded research.

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