Plan for Open Access

The Obama administration announced a new open-access plan.

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The $100 million minimum

The $100 million minimum limit seems rather arbitrary. Why have any minimum at all? Anything published from federally funded research should be publicly available.

The one-year wait for

The one-year wait for publications is definitely excessive. Science moves much too fast for that. I could see a one-month wait, maybe.

This should apply retro

This should apply retro actively; any publication that was funded using federal dollars should be freely accessible. Are you listening Elsevier?