NSF Anticipates Pushing Boundaries on Open-Access Plan

The National Science Foundation, in carrying out the Obama administration's new push for greater public access to research published in scientific journals, will consider exclusivity periods shorter than the 12-month standard in the White House directive, as well as trade-offs involving data-sharing and considerations of publishers' financial sustainability.

"I don't think it's going to be one or another of these precooked systems," Myron P. Gutmann, the NSF's assistant director for