March 20, 2008

Comments on NIH policy now online

As reported by Peter Suber in a March 18 entry on his blog Open Access News:

The U.S. National Institutes of Health is holding a public meeting on the implementation of its recently-adopted OA mandate, on March 20 at the NIH offices outside Washington, D.C. The agency had solicited online comments in advance of the meeting for those unable to attend; that comment period closed yesterday. The comments received are now available online.

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March 7, 2008

NIH funded? Ready to Publish? Here's what you need to know.

After April 7th, the new NIH Public Access Policy will require you to submit any articles which arise from NIH Funding to NIH's PubMed Central, where they will be freely and permanently accessible to all so that they might better advance science and improve health. Before that, however, you'll need to make sure you don't sign away the necessary rights in the journal's author agreement.

The University Libraries and the Sponsored Projects Administration are prepared to help. Questions about the policy can be sent to nihpublicaccess@umn.edu. We can help you ensure you have the necessary rights, guide you through the submission process, and help you understand how to cite your articles in future applications and progress reports. For more information, go to:
http://www.lib.umn.edu/scholcom/NIHaccess.phtml

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