SPARC Open Access Newsletter (SOAN), issue #145

Peter Suber is a noted authority on OA, and a Professor of Philosophy at Earlham College. His periodic newsletters are a good source for the latest international news regarding developments in the open access movement.
SOAN #145 is now available.
In this edition of the newsletter Suber provides a comprehensive discussion of the recently introduced Federal Research Public Access Act (FRPAA, H.R. 5037) in the House of Representatives of the United States. The FRPAA basically seeks to extend the NIH mandate to all the other major funding agencies of the U.S. federal government.
“FRPAA would liberate more research literature than any other policy ever proposed in any country. If adopted, it would do more for the the worldwide momentum of OA than any step in our history and more than any step on the horizon.”
The leaders of 27 American universities have signed an open letter in support of this Act.

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