H.R.3699 - Research Works Act

To ensure the continued publication and integrity of peer-reviewed research works by the private sector. view all titles (2)

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  • Official: To ensure the continued publication and integrity of peer-reviewed research works by the private sector. as introduced.
  • Short: Research Works Act as introduced.

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Official Summary

Research Works Act - Prohibits a federal agency from adopting, maintaining, continuing, or otherwise engaging in any policy, program, or other activity that: (1) causes, permits, or authorizes network dissemination of any private-sector research work without the prior consent of the publish

Official Summary

Research Works Act - Prohibits a federal agency from adopting, maintaining, continuing, or otherwise engaging in any policy, program, or other activity that:
(1) causes, permits, or authorizes network dissemination of any private-sector research work without the prior consent of the publisher; or
(2) requires that any actual or prospective author, or the author's employer, assent to such network dissemination. Defines \"private-sector research work\" as an article intended to be published in a scholarly or scientific publication, or any version of such an article, that is not a work of the U.S. government, describing or interpreting research funded in whole or in part by a federal agency and to which a commercial or nonprofit publisher has made or has entered into an arrangement to make a value-added contribution, including peer review or editing, but does not include progress reports or raw data outputs routinely required to be created for and submitted directly to a funding agency in the course of research.

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Organizations Supporting H.R.3699

  • Association of American Publishers
  • Ecological Society of America
  • Copyright Alliance
  • Software & Information Industry Association

Organizations Opposing H.R.3699

  • Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition
  • American Association of Law Libraries
  • The Alliance for Taxpayer Access
  • International Society for Computational Biology
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • Alliance for Taxpayer Access
  • ...and 11 more. See all.


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