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Tuesday, April 08, 2008

The NIH policy won't hurt NEJM

Aditi Balakrishna, Health Institute Begins Open-Access Grant Policy, Harvard Crimson, April 7, 2008.  A general intro to the new OA policy at NIH, but with this news:

...[Kevin Casey, Harvard’s director of federal and state relations] noted that several journals already have such time-lag policies [permitting OA even sooner than the 12 months permitted by the NIH policy].

The New England Journal of Medicine, based in Waltham, Mass., has been allowing articles that are more than six months old to be freely accessible to the public in full since 2001, according to Jennifer Zeis, a journal spokeswoman.

“The new policies do not impact our current model, and they haven’t changed anything for us,” she wrote in an e-mail.