Mind you, scientific research is paid for by the government through NIH/NSF and other granting agencies, conducted by faculty at government-, usually state-funded, academic institutions, submitted freely to publishing companies, reviewed for free by other scientists, and only then published and distributed by the publishing company. These publishers then charge university libraries enormous subscription fees so those same Universities whose faculty conducted the research and provided the content for these publications in the first place can have access to these journals. Just to make sure they’ve taken advantage of every revenue stream, the publishing companies now want to limit patient/public access to lifesaving research, by charging them access and document fees as well. And did we mention, this is taxpayer funded research. It’s quite a business model.
Lucine believes in open research and open data policies. The Research Works Acts is neither and should be opposed.