NASA puts research articles in an online archive

Aug

20

2016

NASA has Pubspace created, an online archive of research articles written or funded by the ruimtevaartagenschap. Interested parties can get free access to the articles that appear in the archive.

nasa logo Meanwhile Pubspace is already operational and the archive can be searched, so NASA has let know . The website is available through the National Institutes of Health, the same organization that manages the science portal PubMed; the main search engine for scientific articles in the biomedical sciences. The main purpose of Pubspace is to make available scientific research to the public.

Typically scientific articles published in journals that are behind a paywall. However, in recent years, much criticism arose on this practice, especially in publicly funded research. The US government is required today in many cases such research be made freely available to the public, something NASA also will heed; The organization obliges its employees to take on items within one year of publication in the database. The same applies to research funded by NASA. Often must wait a year because scientific journals any time require exclusivity.

More and more emphasis in Europe on open access. The Dutch government championed a policy to research articles, primarily funded research public, making free. This is negotiated in recent times with major publishers of scientific journals.

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