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The US Government is trying to address access to publicly funded research by requiring that most government agencies have open access plans.


This was started government-wide from a memo by John Holdren.


Each agency comes up with their own plan, but they have to make access to the research possible without charge.

Many agencies provide access to submitted manuscripts.

Another good avenue to address access would be to get states to adopt similar policies based on research by state employees.

It is often easier to get states to pass laws than it is to deal at the federal level.

Is anyone interested in writing up some legislation?

From Holdren's memo:

> Specifically, each agency: i) shall use a twelve-month post-publication embargo period as a guideline for making research papers publicly available

Twelve month? Seems Europe is heading in a better direction:


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