SESSION I: Evolution of Publishing Technologies and Open Access—Strategic Implications for Societies and Publishers
Madison Associates, LLC
Open Access Briefing
The Omnibus Appropriations Act of 2008 which was signed into law on December 28, 2007 included a provision that will require all NIH funded researchers who write articles about the results of their research to submit their final peer reviewed manuscripts to NIH upon acceptance for publication by a scientific journal so NIH can prepare to make the articles freely available to the world though a NIH website no later than twelve months about publication.
The publishing community continues to be deeply concerned that this new mandatory policy which, if not properly implemented, may result in conflicts with copyright law and intellectual property rights. These potential conflicts could interfere with scientific peer review of journal articles and adversely impact the financial sustainability of scientific journals.
In spite of a vigorous campaign mounted by the publishing community this mandatory policy on open access will begin to be implemented by NIH on April 7, 2008. The open access briefing will provide a discussion of the highlights of this public policy issue and its potential impact and relevance to AIP Member Societies.
J. Michael Hall has had extensive and unique experience in Washington. He has held senior positions in the White House Budget Office, in the United States Senate and in the private sector over a 29-year career.
From 1976 to 1993 Mike served in senior staff positions on the Senate Appropriations Committee serving as staff director of four of the Committee's Subcommittees. Mike served as staff director of the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee, D.C. Appropriations Subcommittee, the Treasury, Postal Service Appropriations Subcommittee, and the Transportation Appropriations Subcommittee. The Labor-HHS Subcommittee, the largest domestic subcommittee, is funded at $407 billion and includes three cabinet agencies and over 800 federal programs. Mike managed this Subcommittee for five years. This experience has given Mike extensive contacts in the Congress, in the Administration and with many groups in Washington.
Since 1993 Mike has provided consulting and lobbying services to a number of clients including universities, medical specialty societies, associations, corporations, and government agencies.
Prior to his experience on the Hill, Mike spent five years at the White House Budget Office where he received a Presidential citation for his work in reforming natural disasters assistance. At the Office of Management and Budget, Mike handled accounts relating to Science, Commerce and Small Business.
Through these experiences, Mike has developed in-depth knowledge of program substance, process and of the key decision-makers one must impact to get things done in Washington. Mike is an expert at planning and implementing strategies to get things done in the Congress and with federal agencies.
Mike has an M.B.A. with a Finance emphasis and has remained active in his community's civic, church, and political affairs. He recently served as Chairman of the Arlington County Citizen's Advisory Committee on Housing and as President of the Arlington Retirement House Corporation in Arlington, Virginia. Mike also has remained active in national politics, working on presidential campaigns as well as state and local campaigns.