Policy

March 11, 2015
May 27, 2015

In its recently released “Sharing and Hosting Policy FAQ”, Elsevier “recognize(s) that authors want to share and promote their work and increasingly need to comply with their funding body and institution's open access policies.” However there are several aspects of their new policy that severely limit sharing and open access, in particular the lengthy embargo periods imposed in most journals- with about 90% of Elsevier journals having embargo periods of 12 months or greater.

October 16, 2013
May 01, 2012
Good news for supporters of open access to the results of taxpayer funded research this week, as Members of Congress continue to express their support for the proposed legislation.
 
March 10, 2014

Open Education Week kicked off today with a briefing on Capitol Hill sponsored by the bipartisan Congressional E-Learning Caucus. Leading open education experts and college campus leaders discussed how K-12 and higher education systems can leverage open educational resources (OER) to reduce the cost of textbooks, improve student outcomes, and fuel the economy with a better educated workforce.

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