The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) has received many comments from the public, researchers, universities, libraries and publishers. These comments on public access policy are available to read.
In addition to public comment, the various stakeholders of open access to research have also weighted in. The Digital Koans blog has a full list of agencies and universities that have commented. Here's an excerpt from relevant stakeholders:
- University of Minnesota Libraries:
"We strongly encourage adoption of a mandatory model across federal agencies, creating consistency in requirements for researchers and predictability of access for the research and the general user communities."
- American Institute of Physics
"Any public access mandate that does not allow publishers to support subscription-based models or an orderly transition to other models would threaten the sustainability of numerous journals and would reduce incentives for publishers like AIP to continue investing in our industry."
- Royal Society of Chemistry
"Should the public access policy negatively impact these functions, the integrity of science publishing would also be impacted. This would prove counter-productive for the research community and the common good."
- Graduate and Professional Student Assembly, University of Minnesota
"THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Graduate and Professional Student Assembly
supports the Federal Research Public Access Act of 2009 (S. 1373) and urges Minnesota's senators and others to co-sponsor and support this legislation."
- Association of Public and Land-grant Universities
"On behalf of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU), I write in strong support of providing public access to the results of research funded by the federal government and published in scholarly journals. "