N – Open access call

The Scholarly Publishing Roundtable, a group of representatives from university administration, libraries, information science departments, and the publishing industry, has called for US federally funded research papers to be made open access. One key recommendation of their 12 January report is the establishment of specific embargo periods between publication and public access, allowing for some variation across fields of science. It also advocated common standards to ensure searchability and collaboration across fields and databases, and suggested that international cooperation on standards would also be critical. (http://science.house.gov/press/PRArticle.aspx?NewsID=2712)
Thanks to Margaret Cooter