De aprobarse, la RWA eliminaría la actual obligación de depositar los artículos financinados con fondos públicos en los EUA.
"Academic publishers have become the enemies of science"
Por Mike Taylor
The US Research Works Act would allow publishers to line their pockets by locking publicly funded research behind paywalls
Los dos senadores que la llevan recibieron donaciones de Elsevier:
The RWA is co-sponsored by Darrell Issa (Republican, California) and Carolyn B. Maloney (Democrat, New York). In the 2012 election cycle, Elsevier and its senior executives made 31 donations to representatives: of these, two went to Issa and 12 to Maloney, including the largest individual contribution.