May 2, 2005

NIH Public Access Policy comes into effect

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Policy on Enhancing Public Access to Archived Publications Resulting from NIH-Funded Research came into effect this week.

The policy applies to any "research supported, in whole or in part, with direct costs from NIH". From May 2, 2005, NIH-funded investigators are requested to submit an electronic version of the author's final manuscript, upon acceptance for publication, to PubMed Central.

Peter Suber has a worthwhile commentary on this event and where it puts us: http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/fos/newsletter/05-02-05.htm#nih

Posted by Kevin Messner at May 2, 2005 4:27 PM