[Open-access] An anti-RWA bill

Mike Taylor mike at indexdata.com
Fri Feb 10 08:50:55 GMT 2012


On 10 February 2012 08:35, Nick Barnes <nb at climatecode.org> wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 30, 2012 at 20:50, Nick Barnes <nb at climatecode.org> wrote:
>> On Mon, Jan 30, 2012 at 20:36, Mike Taylor <mike at indexdata.com> wrote:
>>
>>> Assuming that the current round of revolt against the RWA is
>>> successful, the same will be the case with respect to academic
>>> publishing.  I find myself thinking that rather that fighting a
>>> rearguard action, we should be taking the battle to the publishers.  I
>>> would like to see a movement to get rid of the NIH's twelve-month
>>> grace period before the articles it funds are posted at PubMed
>>> Central.
>>
>> Or to broaden it: pass an act requiring all federally-funded research
>> papers to be open access.
>
> Like this: http://johncarlosbaez.wordpress.com/2012/02/10/the-federal-research-public-access-act/

Yes!

I am very excited about this.  The time is right.

-- Mike.



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