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Friday, September 17, 2004

ATA praises NAS endorsement of NIH OA plan

The Alliance for Taxpayer Access has issued a press release praising the National Academy of Sciences for its endorsement of the NIH open-access plan. Quoting Rick Johnson, coordinator of the ATA: "Science and the public benefit go hand in hand, and this policy affirms that partnership. The National Academy's influence over sound science policy is undisputed. Today, by joining with public interest stakeholders, they give profound weight to the true significance of 'open access.' They acknowledge, as we do, that NIH has taken a reasonable and measured approach that balances the interests and objectives of the scientific community with the legitimate interests of scientific publishing."