A New Push to Unlock University-Based Research

Paying for publishing? If you pay your taxes — and we hope you do — you have a stake in what those dollars pay for. Some of the money goes for publication of scholarly research. That's part of the thinking behind the National Institutes of Health public-access policy, which requires that agency-financed research results be made publicly available within 12 months of publication.

The policy, which went into effect in April 2008, came under assault last year when