Zoe Lofgren joined her House colleagues Mike Doyle and Kevin Yoder to introduce the Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), designed to increase the openness, transparency, and accessibility of publicly funded research results. The legislation, which has attracted wide bipartisan support, would require federal agencies with annual extramural research budgets of $100 million or more to provide public online access to manuscripts resulting from funded research no later than six months after publication in a peer-reviewed journal. Senators John Cornyn and Ron Wyden also introduced the bill in the U.S. Senate.
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The UCLA Library offers a number of services and resources to assist, inform, and educate faculty and students about copyright, publishing, and intellectual property issues. Find out more online, and watch this space for more details on the fall events in the Library’s faculty workshop series “Intellectual Property in the Digital Age.”
An online guide providing practical information on planning, setting up, launching, publishing, and managing an open-access scholarly journal is now available. Additional resources include links to related information, samples of applied practices, and downloadable tools that can be adapted. Users can also share their own best practices, tips, and suggestions through a comment field.
The guide has been developed by the Lund University Library and Co-Action Publishing. Although it contains some information that is specific to the Nordic region, most of its content can be applied internationally.