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Submission + - US Research Open Access In Peril (

luceth writes: Several years ago, the US National Institutes of Health instituted a policy whereby publications whose research was supported by federal funds was to be made freely accessible a year after publication. The rationale was that the public paid for the research in the first place. This policy is now threatened by legislation introduced by, you guessed it, a Congresswoman who is the largest recipient of campaign contributions from the scientific publishing industry.

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