NIH Sets Deposit Date for Public Access Policy
From the LJ Academic Newswire:
In a landmark post, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) published on its Website the first ever public access policy for a major government agency and a lengthy FAQ explaining the policy and how to comply. According to the site, the policy will take effect on April 7, when "all articles arising from NIH funds must be submitted to PubMed Central upon acceptance for publication." In addition, the policy includes a citation component as well, as of May 25, 2008, that will require all NIH applications, proposals, and progress reports to include "the PubMed Central reference number when citing an article that falls under the policy and is authored or co-authored by the investigator, or arose from the investigator's NIH award." The policy was signed into law on December 26 after years of support by the library community.