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Tuesday, August 31, 2004

More VOA on OA

Today's Voice of America has a brief story on open access to scientific research. Excerpt from the online transcript: "Prices for published research on science, medicine and other subjects have been rising. This has been a problem for many libraries, schools and individuals....Recently, British and American lawmakers have proposed measures toward what is called open access publishing. Researchers would pay to have their studies published. They would also be permitted to keep the right to reprint their own work. And, if a government pays for a study, the findings would be free for the public to read on the Internet."