Open Access Weathers a Governmental Sea Change: 2017 in Review (EFF)

EFF: Open Access Weathers a Governmental Sea Change: 2017 in Review. “In the first few weeks of 2017, just days after President Donald Trump took office, reports emerged that the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Agriculture were instructing scientists on staff not to talk to the public or the press. The reports raised serious questions among open access advocates: what does it mean to advocate for public access to publicly funded scientific research at a time when the future of public funding for science itself is in question?”