The US government’s new appropriations bill contains a public access mandate for research articles funded by some agencies.
We’re officially in the age of online petitions, which may be taking the place of actual activism. Is that an improvement?
The public access policy for the OSTP is announced, and it is even-handed, realistic, designed for rapid implementation, and a sign that the OA movement has matured into one that can work collaboratively to move forward.
Can we learn a lesson from a prior clash of RWA and FRPAA years ago?
The US government’s requests for information are of great importance for the future of academia and scholarly publishing. If you’re a traditionalist who sees open access as the downfall of civilization, an advocate who thinks information must be free, or someone who falls somewhere in between, this is your chance to create the future you’re seeking.