November 19, 2012
NIH to Begin Enforcing Open-Access Policy on Research It Supports
First came voluntary. Then came mandatory. And now, four years after the National Institutes of Health required that all research papers be made freely available within a year of publication, comes enforcement.
The NIH, in a statement issued on Friday, said that beginning in about five months, it would block the renewal of grant awards in cases where journal publications arising from the