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Friday, July 25, 2008

NIH clarifies deposit options under OA policy

The NIH has simplified and clarified its presentation of deposit options under its OA policy.  From the new language on the policy home page:

Authors may submit a paper to the journal of their choice for publication. There are four methods to ensure that a manuscript is submitted to PubMed Central in compliance with the NIH Public Access Policy.

Method A: Publish in a journal that deposits all NIH-funded final published articles in PubMed Central (PMC) without author involvement.

Method B: Make arrangements to have a publisher deposit a specific final published article in PubMed Central.

Method C: Deposit the final peer-reviewed manuscript in PMC yourself via the NIH Manuscript Submission System (NIHMS).

Method D: Complete the submission process for a final peer-reviewed manuscript that the publisher has deposited in the NIH Manuscript Submission System (NIHMS).

These methods vary in the version of the paper submitted, and the actions undertaken by the author and publisher.  Please see Submission Process for more information....