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At The Scientist, University of Bristol researcher Michael Taylor says the academic publishing system is "broken." Publishers have expressed their displeasure with the proposed Federal Research Public Access Act, a bill that would make publicly funded research available to the public. But why are they so adamantly against it, Taylor asks.

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