Open Access Publications Surge with NIH Mandate

from National Institutes of Health data, posted in the Nature News Blog

In November 2012 the National Institutes of Health announced that in spring 2013 it would be enforcing its 2008 Public Access Policy (PAP) by not awarding non-competing grant continuations to those grantees who were not in compliance with the PAP – that is, with publications resulting from NIH grants submitted to the open access repository, PMC (formerly known as PubMed Central).

Since the announcement, there has been a sizable spike in the number of PMC submissions, and the PAP seems to have a compliance rate now hovering somewhere between 75 and 80%. You can actually download the NIH manuscript submission data as a CVS file, or view monthly statistics here.

A tip of the hat to Kevin Read, NLM Fellow, who first pointed me to this Nature News Blog post.

 

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