Open Access News

News from the open access movement

Monday, June 30, 2003

In today's issue of The Scientist, Helen Gavaghan reports on both the JISC deal with BioMed Central and the Sabo Public Access to Science Act. The common thread is the government support for open access. She also weaves in the June 20 Bethesda Statement on Open Access Publishing, which is supported by both public and private funding agencies. Quoting Jill Taylor-Roe, head of liaison and academic services at University of Newcastle upon Tyne: "These are exciting times."