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February 5, 2009

Bill Against NIH Open-Access Policy Back in House

A news item in GenomeWeb Daily News is reporting that

A bill aimed at limiting the open-access publishing policy adopted by the National Institutes of Health has been re-introduced in the US House of Representatives by Rep. John Conyers (D – Mich.), after the same legislation expired at the end of the 110th Congress.

The law would effectively overturn the policy NIH put into effect last year mandating that all NIH-funded investigators must submit electronic versions of their final, peer-reviewed manuscripts to PubMed Central within a year after they are officially published.

Read the rest of the article...

See also Peter Suber's early comments about this development...

Posted by Katie Newman at February 5, 2009 3:48 PM