NEWS Notes Jlii i iiliii Potentia l Threat to Scientific Publishing drafted in part to provide penalties for government Addressed employees who attempt to break copyright law as The congressional Joint Committee on Printing re- it relates to works of the government. cently proposed a draft legislation that would preclude Peterson acknowledged that the wording of the bill government scientists from publishing research results might be interpreted by some to prohibit any submis- in privately produced peer-reviewed journals. Under sion of scientific research articles by government sci- the proposed printing regulations, the draft rules would entists to private journals. It was agreed that societies impose penalties such as a $5000 fine and/or termina- would assist in revising the draft language to permit tion of employment for violations. government scientists to publish in private journals, These provisions are contained in draft legislation while at the same time protecting government control entitled the "Government Printing Act of 1997." The of the material to ensure public access to it. Joint Committee on Printing is the Congressional com- mittee responsible for setting the printing policy of the Early Stages of El Nino-Southern Oscillation U.S. government. Appear in Tropical Pacific Should this bill pass
Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society – American Meteorological Society
Published: Jul 1, 1997
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