Thursday, September 25, 2008

N - Publishers pay to deposit research

Publishers, such as Nature Publishing Group (NPG) and Oxford Journals, are meeting the costs of depositing research in open access repositories to help scientists meet the requirements of research funders. The US National Institutes of Health, for example, requires research that it funds to be made freely available no later than a year after publication. David Hoole, head of content licensing at NPG, said “Our primary focus is getting the deposit into PubMed Central and UK PubMed Central running smoothly for as many NPG journals as possible.” NPG will deposit the manuscript as submitted by the author, but Oxford will deposit the published version. See www.iwr.co.uk/information-world-review/analysis/2225279/ocford-pays-oa-fees-nih-funded and www.iwr.co.uk/information-world-review/news/2221053/nature-publishing-offer-archive

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