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Wednesday, January 23, 2008

An OA mandate for Italy's premier funder of medical research

Yesterday, Italy's Istituto Superiore di Sanità (National Institute of Health, or ISS) adopted an OA mandate for ISS-funded research.  (Thanks to Valentina Comba.) 

The policy is not yet online in Italian or English.  It requires deposit of the final version of the author's peer-reviewed manuscript in the ISS repository at the time of acceptance for publication in a journal.  The full text will be available by intranet immediately (apparently for ISS personnel only) and by public internet after the publisher's embargo runs (apparently 24 months max).  I hope to post a link to the actual policy shortly.

Update. See my post on January 25, 2008, for the English-language text of the new policy.