The UK's Research Information Network (RIN) has got representative organisations in the UK to agree on major public policy goals for the scholarly communications process. Nadya Anscombe finds how more
The Association of American University Presses (AAUP) has called for the open-access debate to be opened up to different types of scholarly literature and different access models.
A coalition of 75 nonprofit publishers has made a statement opposing any legislation that would 'abruptly end a publishing system that has nurtured independent scientific inquiry for generations'.
The European Commission has revealed how it intends to help increase and improve access to and dissemination of scientific information.
The petition calling on the European Commission to adopt polices to guarantee free public access to research results has been delivered to the EU Commissioner for Science and Research.
The petition urging the European Commission to support open access has attracted over 15,000 signatories in its first two weeks.
Information professionals are satisfied to offer their researchers anything that has been peer-reviewed, according to a recent study.
The US Department of Energy and the British Library have teamed up to make international science information resources accessible via a single internet portal.
Thomson Scientific is supplying journal literature information to The Patent Board for a study of scientific research trends on behalf of the US National Science Foundation.
A group of European organisations are calling on the European Commission to support public access to the output of EC-funded research shortly after publication.