New NIH public access mandate

Researchers who receive funds from the NIH take note: 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 (or as us librarians like to call it, PubMedCentral). If they don’t, they could have trouble renewing their grants or even lose research funding, reports ScienceNOW Daily News

The New NIH public access mandate was announced January 11th and will take effect in early April 2008. To learn more about how this may affect you, including a list of journals that already submit to the archive (meaning no further action is needed to comply with the submission requirement of NIH Public Access Policy) click here.

NIH Public Access Homepage