Tuesday, January 15, 2008

NIH Announces Public-Access Policy

The Science article NIH Announces Public-Access Policy describes the recently released policy update on NIH funded research publications:
Starting in April, most U.S. biomedical scientists will have to send copies of their accepted, peer-reviewed manuscripts to the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) for posting in a free archive. If they don't, they could have trouble renewing their grants or even lose research funding.
Here is the new policy: Revised Policy on Enhancing Public Access to Archived Publications Resulting from NIH-Funded Research, (Jan 11 2008).

Peter Suber has some excellent comments on this new policy.

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