What is the issue at hand?
US implement of an Open Access (OA) policy.
Who is talking about the issue?
Many researchers and organizations are being impacted by open access mandates from all over the world. The European nations took a strong stance in support of open access research publications and recently the US has joined this movement, although with not as heavy of a mandate.
What organizations/institutions do they represent?
Mainly STEM research will have an immediate impact by these mandates, but anyone who receives more than 1million in research funding from the US government in one year must complete and follow a plan to accomplish open access.
Where can we go for more information about this issue?
- OA Rules at the University of California (drweb.typepad.com)
- The Entire University of California System went Open Access (tutoringtoexcellence.blogspot.com)
- HEFCE, the REF and open access (biochemicalsociety.wordpress.com)