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Don't Let the Dream of Open Access Journals Die

March 27, 2013 FROM NEXTGOV arrow L. Rafael Reif, president of MIT, announced last week that he would release documents relating to Aaron Swartz, the gifted computer programmer who killed himself earlier this year. The 26-year-old was being prosecuted for downloading academic papers that MIT had licensed from the publishing company JSTOR when he killed himself. ...

Analysis: How the fiscal cliff could cripple science research enterprise

December 3, 2012 FROM NEXTGOV arrow This time of year, trainees make the rounds to interview for graduate programs, medical school, and residency or fellowship positions. In many cases, they spend a decade or more after college before they can move on to independent careers in academia or industry. As a director of the Physician Scientist ...