Scholarly Publishing Roundtable Issues Report

A report has been issued by the Scholarly Publishing Roundtable, which was created in June 2009 by the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science and Technology in coordination with the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.   Charged with examining the current state of scholarly publishing and developing recommendations to expand public access to journal articles arising from research funded by federal agencies, the committee included academic administrators, librarians, publishers, and researchers.

The group’s recommendations were endorsed by twelve of its fourteen members. The two dissenters were publishers’ representatives from Elsevier and Public Library of Science.

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