Opportunity to Comment on Proposed Changes to Open-Access Policies

February 26, 2020

As previously reported by FABBS, the scientific community had been hearing rumors about an executive order (EO) that would require journals featuring federally funded research to be immediately open access. Many scientific societies are committed to open science and actively moving in that direction, however, the lack of details surrounding the mysterious EO created concerns about the process and timeline. Now, more details and opportunities to discuss have emerged.

On February 19th, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) led by Director Kelvin Droegemeier, issued a request for information on Public Access to Peer-Reviewed Scholarly Publications, Data and Code Resulting From Federally Funded Research. The public comment period ends on March 16. FABBS will submit comments and welcomes input from our members, sent to info@fabbs.org.