On November 10th the Alliance for Taxpayer Access released a letter from 41 Nobel laureates to the U.S. Congress. The letter was written by the scientists in support of the Federal Research Public Access Act. This act would require other Federal agencies to develop public access policies similar to the NIH Public Access Policy. The NIH policy requires that journal articles describing research supported by NIH funds be made freely available in PubMed Central within one year of their publication.
Four of the letter’s signers are associated with Johns Hopkins University. They are:
- Peter Agre, Chemistry, 2003
- Andrew Fire, Medicine, 2006
- Carol Greider, Medicine, 2009
- David Hubel, Medicine, 1981
Please see the Scholarly Communications website for more information about Open Access.