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- Who is affected by the new reporting requirement?
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- Complying with the new requirement
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Recipients of funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) should be aware that a new reporting requirement goes into effect on April 7, 2008. Principal investigators must ensure that electronic versions of any peer-reviewed manuscripts arising from NIH funding and accepted for publication on or after that date are deposited in PubMed Central (PMC), NIH's digital archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature. Full-text of the articles will be made freely available no later than 12 months after publication. Beginning May 25, 2008, anyone submitting an application, proposal, or progress report to NIH must include the PMC or NIH Manuscript Submission Reference Number when citing applicable articles that arise from their NIH-funded research.
Librarians at University of Arizona Libraries and Arizona Health Sciences Library are available to help determine if a selected journal supports compliance with the policy.
Last modified: October 17, 2012