November 19, 2012--The Chronicle of Higher Education--NIH to Begin Enforcing Open-Access Policy on Research It Supports!
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The NIH Public Access Policy ensures that the public has access to the published results of NIH funded research. It requires scientists and researchers to submit final peer-reviewed journal manuscripts generated from NIH funds to the digital archive PubMed Central upon acceptance for publication. To help advance science and improve human health, the Policy requires that these papers are accessible to the public on PubMed Central no later than 12 months after publication.
“Principal Investigators and their Institutions are responsible for ensuring all terms and conditions of awards are met. This includes the submission of final peer-reviewed manuscripts that arise directly from their awards, even if they are not an author or co-author of the paper. Principal Investigators and their Institutions should ensure that authors are aware of and comply with the NIH Public Access Policy.” - NIH
The NIH Public Access Mandate was signed into law in late 2007. This law requires NIH funded researchers to submit or have submitted for them an electronic copy of their final peer-reviewed manuscript to PubMed Central (PMC). The manuscript will be made publicly available no later than 12 months after the official date of publication. PubMed Central is a digital repository maintained by the National Library of Medicine.
Who is affected?
The Policy applies to you if your peer-reviewed article is based on work in one or more of the following categories: