10 Government Inquires and Legislation

10.1 European Commission Study

European Commission. "An Effective Scientific Publishing System for European Research." 15 June 2004. http://europa.eu.int/comm/research/press/2004/pr1506en.cfm

"European Inquiry into Scientific Publishing." Open Access Now, 5 July 2004. http://www.biomedcentral.com/openaccess/news/?issue=18#news1

Pickering, Bobby. "EU Launches Study into Scientific Publishing." Information World Review, 18 June 2004. http://www.iwr.co.uk/IWR/1155996

10.2 Sabo Bill

Begley, Sharon. "Scientists Challenge Costly Medical Journals." The Wall Street Journal, 26 June 2003, D3.

Davidson, Keay. "Opening Up Scientific Research: Campaign Seeks to Make Reports Available to Public." San Francisco Chronicle, 26 June 2003, A-5. http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2003/06/26/MN270394.DTL&type=printable

Drake, Miriam. "Access to Government-Funded Information." ASIDIC Newsletter, no. 87 (2004): 10-11. http://www.asidic.org/meetings/newsletters/spring2004.pdf

———. "Free Public Access to Science—Will It Happen?" Information Today NewsBreaks & The Weekly News Digest, 7 July 2003. http://www.infotoday.com/newsbreaks/nb030707-2.shtml

Froelich, Adrienne. "New Legislation Advocates Free Access to Scientific Publications, but at What Cost?" BioScience 53, no. 9 (2003): 804. http://iris.ingentaselect.com/vl=3703110/cl=67/nw=1/fm=docpdf/rpsv/cw/aibs/00063568/v53n9/s4/p804

Guterman, Lila. "Publishers Fear Government Intervention." The Chronicle of Higher Education, 30 January 2004, A12.

Halsted, Charles H. "Copyright Protection and Open Access." American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 78, no. 5 (2003): 899-901. http://www.ajcn.org/cgi/content/full/78/5/899

Held, Michael J. "Proposed Legislation Supports an Untested Publishing Model." The Journal of Cell Biology 162, no. 2 (2003): 171-172. http://www.jcb.org/cgi/reprint/162/2/171

Malakoff, David. "House Bill Triggers Internecine Battle." Science Magazine, 24 October 2003, 554.

"Sabo Bill Sparks Copyright Controversy." Open Access Now, 25 August 2003. http://www.biomedcentral.com/openaccess/archive/?page=features&issue=3

Suber, Peter. "Martin Sabo's Public Access to Science Act." SPARC Open Access Newsletter, no. 63 (2003). http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/fos/newsletter/07-04-03.htm

Tanne, Janice Hopkins. "US Scientists Back Bill for Free Access to Publicly Funded Science Research." BMJ, 5 July 2003, 12. http://bmj.bmjjournals.com/cgi/content/full/327/7405/12-c

Zandonella, Catherine. "Open Access Law Introduced." The Scientist, 27 June 2003. http://www.biomedcentral.com/news/20030627/04

———. "Sabo Bill Assessed." The Scientist, 16 July 2003. http://www.biomedcentral.com/news/20030716/04

10.3 U.K. House of Commons Science and Technology Committee Inquiry

Albanese, Andrew. "UK Report Calls for Publicly Available STM Research." Library Journal, 15 August 2004. http://www.libraryjournal.com/article/CA443930?display=NewsNews&industry=News&industryid=1986&verticalid=151

American Association of Law Libraries, American Library Association, Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries, Association of College & Research Libraries, Association of Research Libraries, Medical Library Association, Public Knowledge, and SPARC. "United Kingdom House of Commons Science and Technology Committee Inquiry on Scientific Publications: Memorandum." 9 February 2004. http://www.arl.org/sparc/resources/OAWG_UK_Submit.pdf

Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers. "Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers Response to Science and Technology Committee Inquiry into Scientific Publications." (2004). http://www.alpsp.org/2004pdfs/S&TcommALPSPresponse.pdf

BioMed Central. (Mis)Leading Open Access Myths. London: BioMed Central, 2004. http://www.biomedcentral.com/openaccess/inquiry/myths.pdf

———. "Scientific Publications: Time for Change." 20 July 2004. http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2004-07/bc-spt072004.php

Blackwell Publishing Ltd. "The House of Commons Science and Technology Committee Inquiry into Scientific Publications Response from Blackwell Publishing Ltd." (2004). http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/docs/House_commons.doc

Brahic, Catherine. "UK Hears Open Access Evidence." The Scientist, 10 March 2004. http://www.biomedcentral.com/news/20040310/05

Butler, Declan. "Britain Decides 'Open Access' Is Still an Open Issue." Nature, 22 July 2004, 390. http://www.nature.com/nature/focus/accessdebate/29.html

Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals. "The Science and Technology Committee Inquiry into Scientific Publications: Evidence Submitted by CILIP: The Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals." (2004). http://opcit.eprints.org/feb19oa/royan-cilip-evidence.doc

Clery, Daniel. "U.K. Lawmakers Urge Prompt Access to Published Papers . . ." Science Magazine, 23 July 2004, 458-459.

Cockerill, Matthew. "Submission to the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee's Inquiry into Scientific Publications: How Accessible Is NHS-funded Research to the General Public and to the NHS's Own Researchers?" 2 February 2004. http://www.biomedcentral.com/openaccess/inquiry/refersubmission.pdf

Cox, John E. "Science & Technology Committee: House of Commons Inquiry: Scientific Publications." (2004). http://www.biomedcentral.com/openaccess/inquiry/john_cox_associates.pdf

Dickson, David. "UK's Royal Society Urges Caution on Open Access." SciDev.Net, 12 March 2004. http://www.scidev.net/news/index.cfm?fuseaction=readnews&itemid=1276&language=1

Electronic Publishing Trust for Development. "Submission to the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee's Inquiry into Scientific Publications, January 19th 2004, from the Electronic Publishing Trust for Development (EPT)." 19 January 2004. http://dspace.dial.pipex.com/bioline/STC.htm

Elsevier. "Elsevier Comments on Possible Implications of Open Access Journals for the UK." 17 February 2004. http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/authored_newsitem.cws_home/companynews05_00077

Guterman, Lila. "British Parliamentary Panel Endorses Open Access to Scientific Literature." The Chronicle of Higher Education, 20 July 2004.

Hagan, Pat. "UK Probes Scientific Publications." The Scientist, 12 December 2003. http://www.biomedcentral.com/news/20031212/06

Hall, Sarah. "Research Boss Wary over Web Publishing." The Guardian, 6 May 2004. http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/story/0,3604,1210480,00.html

Hane, Paula J. "U.K. Parliamentary Committee Holds Hearings on Scientific Publishing." Information Today NewsBreaks & The Weekly News Digest, 22 March 2004. http://www.infotoday.com/newsbreaks/nb040322-3.shtml

Hencke, David. "Science Journal Publishers Defend Profits." The Guardian, 2 March 2004. http://education.guardian.co.uk/businessofresearch/story/0,9860,1160108,00.html

"House of Commons Begins Oral Evidence Sessions." Open Access Now, 12 April 2004. http://www.biomedcentral.com/openaccess/news/?issue=15

House of Commons Science and Technology Committee. Scientific Publications: Free for All? London: Science and Technology Committee, House of Commons, United Kingdom Parliament, 2004. http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm200304/cmselect/cmsctech/399/399.pdf

———. "Written Evidence." (2004). http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm200304/cmselect/cmsctech/399/399we01.htm

"Inquiry at the House of Commons." Open Access Now, 19 January 2004. http://www.biomedcentral.com/openaccess/news/?issue=12

International Union of Crystallography. "Publishing Crystallography Journals in the Electronic Environment: The Experience of a Specialist Learned-Society Publisher: Evidence to the House of Commons Committee on Science and Technology Inquiry into Scientific Publications." February 2004. http://www.iucr.org/iucr-top/iucr/stcttee04.html

John Wiley & Sons Ltd. "Wiley Submission to the Select Committee." (2004). http://www.wileyeurope.com/WileyCDA/Section/id-104308.html

Joint Information Systems Committee. "JISC Welcomes House of Commons Select Committee Report." 20 July 2004. http://www.jisc.ac.uk/index.cfm?name=news_select_committee_report

King, Julia. "Institute of Physics." 11 February 2004. http://policy.iop.org/policy/Sci%20pub%20final.doc

Koudinov, Alexei. "Written Evidence for Inquiry on Scientific Publication by Science and Technology Committee, UK House of Commons. Part 1: Editorial and Publisher Corruption." 8 February 2004. http://neurobiologyoflipids.org/editors/alexeikoudinov/pdfdocs/submittedletters/koudinovwrittenevidence.pdf

———. "Written Evidence for Inquiry on Scientific Publication by Science and Technology Committee, UK House of Commons. Part 2: The Future of Scientific Publications." 12 February 2004. https://arl.org/Lists/SPARC-OAForum/Message/534.html

Litterick, David. "MPs Damn Profits of Scientific Publishers." The Telegraph, 20 July 2004. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/money/main.jhtml?xml=/money/2004/07/20/cnsci20.xml&menuId=242&

MacLeod, Donald. "Shake-Up for Academic Publishing." The Guardian, 20 July 2004. http://education.guardian.co.uk/higher/news/story/0,,1264668,00.html

Mantell, Katie. "UK Science Publishers Give Open-Access Warning." SciDev.Net, 5 March 2004. http://www.scidev.net/News/index.cfm?fuseaction=readnews&itemid=1260&language=1

Morris, Sally, and René Olivieri. "The Secret Life of STM Publishing." Serials 17, no. 2 (2004): 111-117.

Oxford University Press. "Memorandum from OUP to the Science & Technology Committee Inquiry into Scientific Publications." 8 March 2004. http://www3.oup.co.uk/jnls/2004/03/08/index.html

Physiological Society. "Response to the Science and Technology Committee Inquiry into Scientific Publications." 11 February 2004. http://www.physoc.org/publications/oa_policy.asp

Pickering, Bobby. "BioMed Central Hits Out at Open Access 'Myths.'" Information World Review, 8 April 2004. http://www.iwr.co.uk/iwreview/1154154

———. "MPs Brand Scientific Publishing 'Unsatisfactory.'" Information World Review, 20 July 2004. http://www.iwr.co.uk/iwreview/1156758

———. "MPs Launch Journal Pricing Inquiry." Information World Review, 14 January 2004. http://www.iwr.co.uk/iwreview/1152028

Pincock, Stephen. "Royal Soc. Down on Open Access." The Scientist, 8 March 2004. http://www.biomedcentral.com/news/20040308/02

———. "UK Committee Backs Open Access." The Scientist, 20 July 2004. http://www.biomedcentral.com/news/20040720/04

Pinfield, Stephen, and Bill Hubbard. "Evidence on Scientific Publications for the Science and Technology Committee of the UK Parliament from the SHERPA Project." (2004). http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/documents/SHERPA_evidence.pdf

Poynder, Richard. "British Politicians Call on U.K. Government to Support Open Access." Information Today NewsBreaks & The Weekly News Digest, 26 July 2004. http://www.infotoday.com/newsbreaks/nb040726-1.shtml

———. "The Inevitable and the Optimal." Information Today 21, no. 4 (2004): 1, 33, 41. http://www.infotoday.com/it/apr04/poynder.shtml

———. "U.K. Academics and Librarians Disagree over Open Access Publishing." Information Today NewsBreaks & The Weekly News Digest, 3 May 2004. http://www.infotoday.com/newsbreaks/nb040503-3.shtml

Public Library of Science. "A Response from the Public Library of Science [PLoS] to the July 20, 2004, Report from the Science and Technology Committee of the United Kingdom House of Commons, 'Scientific Publications: Free For All?,'" 22 June 2004. http://www.plos.org/downloads/HoC_report_statement.pdf

———. "Science and Technology Committee—Inquiry into Scientific Publications: Evidence from the Public Library of Science." 9 February 2004. http://www.plos.org/downloads/HCEvidencefromPLoS.pdf

Robinson, James. "MPs to Call for Free Online Access to Science Journals." The Observer, 11 July 2004. http://observer.guardian.co.uk/business/story/0,6903,1258286,00.html

Royal College of Psychiatrists. "Science and Technology Committee Inquiry into Scientific Publications: Written Evidence from the Royal College of Psychiatrists." (2004). http://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/press/parliament/responses/scientific2004.htm

Royal Society. "Move to ‘Open Access’ Scientific Journals Could Harm Research Funding." 8 March 2004. http://www.royalsoc.ac.uk/templates/press/showpresspage.cfm?file=510.txt

———. "Royal Society Response to the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee Inquiry into Scientific Publications." February 2004. http://www.royalsoc.ac.uk/files/statfiles/document-252.pdf

Rushforth, Bruno. "'Impending Crisis' in Journals Provision Requires Radical Solutions." BMJ, 24 July 2004, 188. http://bmj.bmjjournals.com/cgi/content/full/329/7459/188-a

Sabbagh, Dan. "Reed Elsevier Chief Hits Back in Scientific Publishing Row." The Times, 6 August 2004. http://business.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,9071-1204570,00.html

Shanahan, Mike. "UK Politicians Give Cautious Backing to Open Access." SciDev.Net, 21 July 2004. http://www.scidev.net/News/index.cfm?fuseaction=readNews&itemid=1506&language=1

Singleton, Alan. "Professional Engineering Publishing Limited (Subsidiary of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers) Response to Science and Technology Committee Inquiry into Scientific Publications." 2 February 2004. http://www.pepublishing.com/stcsreport.pdf

Society for General Microbiology. "Society for General Microbiology Response to the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee Inquiry into Scientific Publication." (2004). http://www.sgm.ac.uk/PA_forms/sgmcon13.pdf

SPARC Europe. "Science and Technology Committee Inquiry into Scientific Publications: Evidence to the Committee from SPARC Europe." (2004). www.sparceurope.org/SPARCEurope-STCommittee.doc

Stevenson, Rachel. "MPs Call for Biennial Review of Profits from Science Journals." The Independent, 20 July 2004. http://news.independent.co.uk/business/news/story.jsp?story=542736

Suber, Peter. "The UK House of Commons Report Endorses Open Access." SPARC Open Access Newsletter, no. 76 (2004). http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/fos/newsletter/08-02-04.htm#UKreport

Thorn, Sue, and Steve Byford. "Society for Endocrinology Submission to Science and Technology Select Committee Inquiry into Scientific Publications." (2004). http://www.endocrinology.org/SFE/sfesubmission.pdf

University of Southampton. "Science and Technology Select Committee, Scientific Publications: University of Southampton Response." (2004). http://www.ecs.soton.ac.uk/%7Eharnad/Temp/soton7.doc

Velterop, Jan. "Submission to the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee's Inquiry into Scientific Publications: Jan Velterop, Publisher, on Behalf of BioMed Central Limited." 6 February 2004. http://www.biomedcentral.com/openaccess/inquiry/bmcsubmission.pdf

Walgate, Robert. "UK Risks 'Losing Science Data.'" The Scientist, 22 April 2004. http://www.biomedcentral.com/news/20040422/04/

Weitzman, Jonathan B, and Ian Gibson. "A Catalyst for Change." Open Access Now, 2 August 2004. http://www.biomedcentral.com/openaccess/archive/?page=features&issue=19

Wellcome Trust. "Science and Technology Committee Scientific Publications—Inquiry: Memorandum by the Wellcome Trust." (2004). http://www.wellcome.ac.uk/en/images/sci_pub_7855.pdf

———. "Wellcome Trust Response to Report on Scientific Publishing." 20 July 2004. http://www.wellcome.ac.uk/en/1/awtprerel0704n330.html

World Cancer Research Fund International. "Science and Technology Committee—Inquiry into Access to Scientific Publications." (2004). http://www.wcrf.org/research/research_pdfs/scitechcttee.pdf

World Summit on the Information Society. "Inquiry on Scientific Publications: Written Evidence Submitted to the Science and Technology Committee of the United Kingdom Parliament." 10 February 2004. http://www.wsis-si.org/UK/uk-evidences-V2.pdf

Wray, Richard. "MPs Back Free Access to Research Results." The Guardian, 20 July 2004. http://education.guardian.co.uk/higher/sciences/story/0,12243,1264929,00.html

———. "Reed Says Enforced Access Plan is Daft." The Guardian, 6 August 2004. http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/story/0,3604,1277309,00.html

10.4 U.S. House Appropriations Committee Recommendations

Divis, Dee Ann. "PoliSci: House Acts on Research Access." UPS, 5 August 2004. http://www.upi.com/view.cfm?StoryID=20040804-112352-5352r

Foster, Andrea L. "House Committee Tells NIH to Post Research Results Online and Make Them Free." The Chronicle of Higher Education, 19 July 2004.

"The House Appropriations Committee Enters Scholarly Publishing Fray." AAU CFR Weekly Wrap-Up, 30 July 2004, 1-3. http://aau.edu/publications/WR7.30.04.pdf

Kaiser, Jocelyn. "Seeking Advice on 'Open Access,' NIH Gets an Earful." Science Magazine, 6 August 2004, 764.

McCook, Alison. "Open Access to US Govt Work Urged." The Scientist, 21 July 2004. http://www.biomedcentral.com/news/20040721/01

Park, Paula. "NIH Research to Be Open Access." The Scientist, 29 July 2004. http://www.biomedcentral.com/news/20040729/04/

Rovner, Sophie. "Legislators Back Open Access: U.S., U.K. Committees Want Publishers to Make Articles Available for Free." Chemical & Engineering News 82, no. 30 (2004): 12. http://pubs.acs.org/cen/news/8230/8230notw2.html

Suber, Peter. "NIH Open-Access Plan: Frequently Asked Questions." (2004). http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/fos/nihfaq.htm

———. "The Open-Access Plan from the House Appropriations Committee." SPARC Open Access Newsletter, no. 76 (2004). http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/fos/newsletter/08-02-04.htm#nih

Vergano, Dan. "Scientists Want Research Papers Freely Available." USA Today, 29 August 2004. http://www.usatoday.com/news/science/2004-08-29-free-research_x.htm

10.5 Other

Clery, Daniel, and Jocelyn Kaiser. "Two Plugs for Open Access." Science Now, 20 July 2004.

Foster, Andrea L., and Lila Guterman. "American and British Lawmakers Endorse Open-Access Publishing." The Chronicle of Higher Education, 30 July 2004, A13.

Malakoff, David, and Daniel Bachtold. "Who Owns, Who Pays? U.K., U.S. Offer Answers for Journals." Science Magazine, 4 July 2003, 29.

Office of Fair Trading. The Market for Scientific, Technical and Medical Journals: A Statement by the OFT. London: Office of Fair Trading, 2002. http://www.oft.gov.uk/NR/rdonlyres/A56C7602-C0BD-428D-BED2-36784363243B/0/oft396.pdf