The provision to mandate OA at the NIH is in trouble. Late Friday, just before the filing deadline, a Senator acting on behalf of the publishing lobby filed two harmful amendments, one to delete the provision and one to weaken it significantly.
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
NIH Open Access at Risk in U.S bill
Peter Suber of Open Access News reports that a U.S. Senate labour bill has recently had an amendment added to it, putting the Open Access mandate of the NIH at risk: