September 9, 2013
U. of Wisconsin Seeks Stronger Data Protections After Patent-Law Change
Narayan Mahon for The Chronicle
These are heady days for the disciples of open access. The Obama administration has set a one-year limit on journals' charging readers for articles derived from federally sponsored research. Some states are weighing similar steps. And a majority of peer-reviewed articles, according to a new tally, are now in open formats.
But in other realms of public access to publicly financed research, the situation remains murky, and may be getting even more opaque.
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