Tuesday, November 16, 2004

Latest in the scholarly publishing debate

The Science & Technology Committee of Parliament (House of Commons, UK) took testimony and issued a major report with detailed recommendations in July, Scientific Publications: Free for All?. The committee basically recommended that the UK legislate to support open access and this raised questions and counter-arguments, particularly from major scientific publishers.

The committee's 14th report dated Nov. 1, 2004 includes the administration's response Appendix 1 along with responses from several other important players.

More details are in STLQ and Open Access News.

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