Delighted to report that @JerryBrownGov has just signed AB 2192, a law mandating Public Access to all articles reporting on California State-funded research, into law. Thanks, Gov! And thanks to @AsmMarkStone for your leadership on this! #openaccess #OpenScience
— Heather Joseph (@hjoseph) September 8, 2018
From the EFF:
The California legislature just scored a huge win in the fight for open access to scientific research. Now it’s up to Governor Jerry Brown to sign it.
Under A.B. 2192—which passed both houses unanimously—all peer-reviewed, scientific research funded by the state of California would be made available to the public no later than one year after publication. There’s a similar law on the books in California right now, but it only applies to research funded by the Department of Public Health, and it’s set to expire in 2020. A.B. 2192 would extend it indefinitely and expand it to cover research funded by any state agency. EFF applauds the legislature for passing the bill, and especially Assemblymember Mark Stone for introducing it and championing it at every step.
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