Notes on the Research Works Act

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  • The Research Works Act (HR 3699) would repeal the OA policy at the NIH and block similar policies at other federal agencies. Co-sponsored by Darrell Issa (R-CA) and Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), it was introduced on December 16, 2011, and referred to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
    • The Association of American Publishers (AAP) has endorsed the bill. However, the AAP did not consult its members before endorsing the bill, and it's far from clear how many AAP members endorse the bill.
    • Here's a list of AAP-member publishers who have disavowed the AAP position on RWA (chronological order):