NIH Public Access Policy

Story Date: Thu, 14 Feb 2013 09:11:00 EST

NIH News Bullet    NIH Public Access Policy Details

The NIH Public Access Policy implements Division G, Title II,  Section 218 of PL 110-161 (Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2008).  The law states:

The Director of the National Institutes of Health shall require that all investigators funded by the NIH submit or have submitted for them to the National Library of Medicine’s PubMed Central an electronic version of their final, peer-reviewed manuscripts upon acceptance for publication, to be made publicly available no later than 12 months after the official date of publication: ProvidedThat the NIH shall implement the public access policy in a manner consistent with copyright law.



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