New Online: White House Posts Public Comments About Public Access to Scholarly Publications

Posted on January 31, 2012 by

The White House Office of Scientific and Technology Policy has posted 375 comments that were sent to the office after a Request for Information was posted on November 3, 2011.

From the Web Site:

On November 3, 2011, OSTP released a Request for Information (RFI) soliciting public input on long-term preservation of, and public access to, the results of federally funded research, including peer-reviewed scholarly publications as required in the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2010. Below are the public comments received by OSTP during the comment period. You can read the RFI on public access to scholarly publications here. Comments on the questions in the RFI were accepted through January 12, 2012.

OSTP previously conducted a public consultation about policy options for expanding public access to federally funded peer-reviewed scholarly articles (the full set of comments is here).  This RFI takes that process another step, seeking further guidance on access to scientific publications.

You can access the public comments here.