Oh hell yes: White House announces new US open access policy for…

Every year, Washington pours tens of billions of dollars into scientific research projects (like the brain activity mapping project). These are projects you help pay for with taxes. These government-funded investigations give rise to roughly 65,000 peer-reviewed papers a year. Weirdly, a bunch of these remain… » 2/22/13 2:40pm 2/22/13 2:40pm

Publicly funded British research will be freely accessible to citizens…

It's been a big year for proponents of the open-science revolution. In January, an angry blog post quickly transformed into a clarion call within the scientific community over the exorbitant cost of academic journal subscriptions. In May, the British government announced it would be collaborating with Wikipedia… » 7/16/12 1:30pm 7/16/12 1:30pm

How one mathematician's angry blog post led to 9,000 scientists…

Back in February, we told you a little about the scientific revolution that is being spurred by the rising cost of academic journals. At the time, there were questions over whether the movement could gain the momentum it would need to move forward — after all, people have been objecting about the paywalls of private… » 4/10/12 11:20am 4/10/12 11:20am

What is the Federal Research Public Access Act and why should you care…

Every year, the government funnels tens of billions of dollars toward scientific research — research that you help pay for with your taxes. These government-funded investigations give rise to an average of 65,000 peer-reviewed papers a year. Many of these papers, however, remain inaccessible to you unless you happen… » 2/13/12 2:40pm 2/13/12 2:40pm