Friday, January 17, 2014
Are You Available?
Rather, it's about access to research. In the recent spending bill - yes, the same one mentioned in the previous post on the subway - there is direction and funding for federal agencies to establish mechanisms to make federally-funded research papers available to the public in digital format no later than 12 months after acceptance by a journal.
In most cases, researchers want their papers to be available and, if there is a roadblock, it is journal policy.
Details from Inside Higher Ed at http://www.insidehighered.com/quicktakes/2014/01/17/spending-bill-includes-open-access-legislation