University Presses Disagree With Publishers Group on Bill to Curb Public Access

The battle over public access to federally funded research is heating up again, and university presses have been drawn into it. In the past week, several scholarly publishers, including the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's press, have parted company with a major publishing association over a bill in Congress that would curb public-access mandates.

U.S. Reps. Darrell E. Issa, Republican of California, and Carolyn B. Maloney, Democrat of New York, introduced