1 The Association of American Universities (AAU) appreciates the opportunity to submit comments to the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) in response to its Request for Information, “Public Access to Peer-Reviewed Scholarly Publications Resulting from Federally Funded Research.” AAU is an association of 59
Dear Chairman Clay and Ranking Member McHenry, The purpose of this letter is to provide comments on behalf of the Scholarly Publishing Roundtable to the Subcommittee for inclusion in the hearing record of the hearing held July 29, 2010, entitled "Public Access to Federally-Funded Research." Members of the Roundtable are also available to meet with the Subcommittee and its staff and to provide testimony at any subsequent hearings the Subcommittee may schedule to consider legislation on this subject.
On behalf of the members of the Scholarly Publishing Roundtable, I would like to submit our report on scholarly publishing to the OSTP public access blog. This report is the product of the process that the House Science and Technology Committee, working in collaboration with OSTP, initiated last June. The objective of the Roundtable process was to bring together the full range of stakeholders involved in scholarly publishing to seek consensus recommendations on expanding public access to the results of federally funded research.
Dear Chairman Gordon: I am pleased to present the report of the scholarly Publishing Roundtable. This report is the product of the process that the House Science and Technology Committee initiated under your leadership last June to bring together the full range of stakeholders involved in scholarly publishing to seek consensus recommendations of expanding public access to the results of federally funded research.
In June 2009, the Committee on Science and Technology of the United States House of Representatives, in coordination with the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), convened a Scholarly Publishing Roundtable to examine the current state of scholarly publishing and develop consensus recommendations for expanding public access to the journal articles arising from research funded by agencies of the United States government. The Committee convened a diverse set of Roundtable participants drawn from the key stakeholders in this debate, and asked them to develop a consensus regarding access to and preservation of the results of federally funded research that addresses the needs of all parties.
An expert panel of librarians, library scientists, publishers, and university academic leaders today called on federal agencies that fund research to develop and implement policies that ensure free public access to the results of the research they fund “as soon as possible after those results have been published in a peer-reviewed journal.”
SCHOLARLY PUBLISHING ROUNDTABLE MEMBERSHIP David Campbell, Provost, Boston University Y.S. Chi, Vice Chairman and Managing Director of Global Academic and Customer Relations, Elsevier Paul Courant, University Librarian and Dean of Libraries, University of Michigan Phil Davis, Ph.D. student in scientific publishing and
Statement from Mark Patterson: Why PLoS has not signed the Report of the Scholarly Publishing Roundtable I am grateful to have had the opportunity to participate in the Roundtable on Scholarly Publishing convened by the Committee on Science and Technology of the US House of Representatives. I enjoyed the spirited and i
Comments of YS Chi to the “Scholarly Publishing Roundtable” delegates: I would like to thank the House Science and Technology Committee (HSTC) for the opportunity and honor to have participated as a delegate in the “Scholarly Publishing Roundtable”. It has been an enriching experience to engage in meaningful discussion
House Committee on Science and Technology Scholarly Publishing Roundtable Member Biographies 1 Y.S. Chi, Vice Chairman and Managing Director of Global Academic and Customer Relations, Elsevier Chi also serves as Managing Director of Global Academic and Customer Relations. Y.S.s central role is to guide the companys rel
Over the past several years, open access advocates have proposed free and mandatory access to published scientific journal articles resulting from research funded by the federal government. In response, publishers of peer-reviewed scientific literature have argued that free, mandatory access to their articles undermines the credibility and sustainability of their enterprises with unintended consequences for scientific advancement. The debate has not progressed much in the last few years, but all agree that we must get beyond business as usual.
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