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Science Directorate
May 2006

Science Policy Insider News (May 2006)

Public Access Issue Heats Up

It was just over one year ago that NIH promulgated a policy on public access of scientific articles that contained data from NIH-funded grants. The current policy is that NIH requests but does not require authors of scientific manuscripts to submit their manuscripts, after acceptance to a peer-reviewed journal, to the PubMed Central database where the articles will be indexed and made available for free.