The Association of American Publishers
"Today, the Department of Energy (DOE) announced its plan to implement public access to research funded by the agency, in response to the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) directive. This plan will be implemented for grants awarded after October 1, 2014 and will be open to review and change in response to public comment and petition by concerned stakeholders. In its plan, the agency will utilize the CHORUS (Clearinghouse for the Open Research of the United States) service to link to peer-reviewed articles from scholarly publishers. CHORUS is an independent, not-for-profit service developed by publishers to provide public access solutions for all federal agencies with minimal cost to the government. The DOE will also develop a proprietary additional repository and linking infrastructure. The plan sets a 12-month post-publication embargo on release of the published articles. The Association of American Publishers (AAP) released the following statement: 'We welcome the Department of Energy’s work to advance public access. Publishers have been engaged in the dialogue leading to today’s announcement and we look forward to participating in the administrative process that will follow. While we support aspects of the plan, our principal concern is its assumption that a universal 12-month embargo is sustainable for all disciplines. It is not. A major study of journal usage has demonstrated significant variability among disciplines in the time during which articles are accessed by scholars and the public ...'"