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Fall 2008, Issue 9

Revised NIH Public Access Policy

The revised National Institutes of Health Public Access Policy stipulates that final, peer-reviewed manuscripts reporting research funded in NIH fiscal year 2008 (October 1, 2007 – September 30, 2008) and beyond, and accepted for publication on or after April 7, 2008, be submitted to PubMed Central upon acceptance for publication. Furthermore, in NIH applications, proposals, and progress reports submitted for the May 25, 2008, due date and beyond, the PubMed Central reference number (PMCID) must be included in citations of articles that fall under the revised NIH Public Access Policy and are authored or co-authored by the investigator, or arose from the investigator’s NIH award.

Manuscripts affected by this policy

  • Manuscripts generated by an NIH FY 2008 (or beyond) grant or cooperative agreement and accepted for publication on or after April 7, 2008.
  • Manuscripts generated by a continuing NIH grant or cooperative agreement that is active in NIH FY 2008 (or beyond) and accepted for publication on or after April 7, 2008.
  • Manuscripts generated by an NIH contract awarded on or after April 7, 2008.

To ensure that manuscripts comply with this policy

To ensure that applications, proposals, and progress reports comply with this policy

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Paul Murphy, director of research administration, at (617) 636-3819 or (617) 627-3886 (paul.murphy@tufts.edu).

For more information on the public access policy, please go to http://www.library.tufts.edu/hsl/services/NIHpublicaccess.html.

 

 

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