December 16, 2011

Statistics show success of NIH open access policy

In April 2008, the National Institutes of Health placed a new reporting requirement on researchers, asking them to deposit the final, peer-reviewed manuscripts of all articles arising from NIH-funded research into PubMed Central, where they would be freely accessible to all so that they might better advance science and improve health. After nearly four years, submissions have gone from about 1000 articles a month to almost 6000.

http://www.nihms.nih.gov/stats/

This success story shows how open access to publicly-funded research in other subject areas can be achieved without sacrificing the economic well-being of publishers.

Posted by stemp003 at December 16, 2011 11:35 AM
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