|We, the undersigned, believe that our society supports the broad and timely dissemination of research findings through
their journals while providing the financial resources needed to support the training and development of the next generation
As a member of the DC Principles Coalition for Free Access to Science, my society is committed to innovative and independent
publishing practices and to promoting the wide dissemination of information in our journals to the scholarly community and the
public. My society works in partnership with scholarly communities to ensure that these communities are sustained and
extended, science is advanced, research meets the highest standards, and patient care is enhanced with accurate and
My society reinvests the revenue from their journals in the support of science worldwide, including scholarships, scientific
meetings, grants, educational outreach, advocacy for research funding, free dissemination of information for the public,
and improvements in scientific publishing. These revenues are also invested in the professional and academic development
of the next generation of scientists, through awards and fellowships to junior faculty, post-doctoral fellows and graduate
and undergraduate students.
For these reasons, we the undersigned do not support Congressional efforts to mandate when journal access must be
provided and thus undermine my society’s efforts to promote the development of the next generation of scientists and
sustain innovative publishing.