Wednesday, February 29, 2012

0 A Win For Free Access To Publicly Funded Research

A couple weeks ago I posted about the Research Works Act, and how it would force the public to pay twice for research their hard earned tax dollars already funded.

Today, I'm glad to report that the Research Works Act was rejected. Representatives Issa and Maloney pledged not to move the legislation forward. Infojustice's web site posted about this turn of events, and scathing commentary has ensued concerning the pay wall that is Elsevier.

Read about it here: http://infojustice.org/archives/8477

Also, see this article in The Scientisthttp://the-scientist.com/2012/02/28/elsevier-abandons-anti-open-access-bill/


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