3rd Anniversary of the NIH Public Access Policy

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Public Access Policy ensures that the public has access to the published results of NIH funded research. It requires scientists to submit final peer-reviewed journal manuscripts that arise from NIH funds to the digital archive PubMed Central. (The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) has a similar policy adopted January 1, 2008).
Reposting from the Alliance for Taxpayer Access Website:
“…April 7, 2011 will mark the 3rd Anniversary of the implementation of the policy opening up access to articles reporting on the results of NIH-funded research. The policy has shown tremendous signs of success. PubMed Central now contains more than 2 million full text articles reporting on the latest NIH-funded research, and nearly a *half a million* individuals access these articles each day.”
Heather Joseph, Executive Director at SPARC, is collecting stories on what your experience has been like with this policy. You can send stories directly to her: heather [at] arl [dot] org.

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