White House directs open access for government research
a remarkable move!!! not only not muzzling the federal scientists but
also now it gives open access to federally funded research, bravo! White
House directs open access for government research: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/02/24/us-usa-whitehouse-information-idUSBRE91N01C20130224
"The White House has moved to make the results of federally funded
research available to the public for free within a year, bowing to
public pressure for unfettered access to scholarly articles and other
materials produced at taxpayers' expense. "Americans should have
easy access to the results of research they help support," John Holdren,
the director of the White House Office of Science and Technology
Policy, wrote on the White House website. An online petition on the
White House website demanding free access over the Internet to
scientific journal articles arising from taxpayer-funded research drew
65,704 signatures. The directive comes amid a changing landscape for publishing and the availability of information due to the Internet.
Scientists have long published the results of their work in scholarly
journals, and many such publications have warned that open access would
destroy them and the function they provide the scientific community."
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