A milestone for public access to research | American Institute of Physics
"An important milestone was reached last week when the US Department of Energy (DOE) released its plan for public access to publications and data resulting from DOE-funded research. DOE is the first agency to announce a public access plan in response to the February 2013 directive from OSTP, the Office of Science and Technology Policy, requiring all major US research agencies to develop and implement plans consistent with legislation signed in 2011. That directive encouraged agencies to work with all stakeholders to develop their policies, to consider the formation of public-private partnerships, and to leverage existing resources to optimize programs and minimize costs. I will briefly recount how AIP and other members of the scholarly publishing community have been working with DOE and other agencies in order to reach last week’s milestone, and how it builds on more than three years of related work to support scholarly communication ..."