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Published on Mar 7, 2013
Last month, the Obama administration issued a directive that would require nearly all science papers based on federally-funded research be made accessible to the public within a year of their publication. Many open access advocates, who believe that taxpayer-funded research should be available to the very taxpayers that fund it, have cheered the move. Heather Joseph, executive director of SPARC (The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) sits down with US News' Simon Owens to discuss what this means for the future of the open access movement.