The NIH Preprint Pilot began in June 2020 as a project by the National Library of Medicine (NLM) to make COVID-19 research discoverable in PubMed Central (PMC). In Phase 1 of the project, over 3,300 preprints reporting NIH-supported COVID-19 research were added to PMC and viewed 4 million times. Building on the success of Phase [Read more]
Papers that need to comply with the NIH Public Access Policy take one of four paths or methods to get into PubMed Central. The journal determines the submission method and the methods are labeled A-D.
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) announced a Policy, Public Access and Data Sharing, for publications and data in 2016 to allow for sharing of data and knowledge about cancer among researchers, clinicians and patients to improve cancer outcomes.
Acknowledging your funding is a good practice of responsible conduct of research, a requirement of receiving the funding and a critical step to help demonstrate the impact of funding to policymakers and taxpayers. It is important to be consistent when acknowledging grant-funding sources, especially for NIH Public Access Compliance. Here are some tips that can [Read more]
The word embargo is often in the news but it comes up in the academic publishing world, too. “Embargo” can have different meanings depending on the context and that can create confusion. Embargo periods related to the media The New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, Nature and other journals have embargo policies that allow qualified [Read more]