NIH-Funded Research to Be Free (After One Year)

Posted by Clark Venable on 12/27/2007

I was browsing the Wall Street Journal Health Blog and ran across this item regarding the new federal budget:

"The results of NIH-funded research must be made available for free online one year after they’re published in an academic journal. That’s a big deal, because the NIH is one of the biggest funders of medical research and subscriptions to the academic journals where that research is published can cost thousands of dollars a year.

Some researchers and academic institutions have been pushing for this for years, and the multibillion-dollar journal-publishing industry hired a PR guy known as “the pit bull of public relations” to fight the change."

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