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Scientific publishing policy should be based on facts, not politics

An Op-Ed from AAP CEO Tom Allen in The Hill

AAP President & CEO Tom Allen wrote an Op-Ed on scientific publishing policies that appeared in The Hill this morning.

How and when journal materials become available free of charge to the global public is an important, ongoing conversation taking place now in the legislative branch as well as in numerous government agencies. Learn why AAP believes that two recently introduced bills - the Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTRA) and the Public Access to Public Science Act (PAPS) would harm America’s historic partnership between scholarly researchers and publishers of scientific and technical journals, undermining this country’s global leadership in scientific publishing.

Read the Op-Ed piece here.

About AAP

The Association of American Publishers (AAP) represents about four hundred member organizations including major commercial, digital learning and education and professional publishers alongside independents, non-profits, university presses and scholarly societies. We represent the industry’s priorities on policy, legislative and regulatory issues regionally, nationally and worldwide. These include the protection of intellectual property rights and worldwide copyright enforcement, digital and new technology issues, funding for education and libraries, tax and trade, censorship and literacy. Find us online at www.publishers.org or on twitter at @AmericanPublish.