Monday, February 27, 2012
The Chronicle of Higher Education is reporting that the Research Works Act (“legislation to bar public-access requirement on federal research”) is dead.
“The science-publishing giant Elsevier pulled its support on Monday from the controversial Research Works Act, hours before the bill's co-sponsors in the U.S. House of Representatives declared the legislation dead.”
You can find the bill text, HR 3699, on Thomas here.
You can read Elsevier’s statement here.