Howard Hughes Medical Institute Takes Big Open Access Step
Posted on June 27, 2007 Comments (4)
HHMI Announces New Policy for Publication of Research Articles that will require
its scientists to publish their original research articles in scientific journals that allow the articles and supplementary materials to be made freely accessible in a public repository within six months of publication.
Great news. Some, including me, would prefer a shorter time but this is the limit on the slowest time that will be acceptable not a goal. I don’t know but I wouldn’t be surprised if HHMI is the largest source of research funds outside of the federal government in the USA. This is one more sign the tactics of the old school journals are failing.
HHMI and Public Access Publishing policy
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute has long viewed the sharing of research materials and tools as a fundamental responsibility of scientific authorship. That principle also extends to ensuring that original, peer-reviewed research publications and supplemental materials are freely accessible within six months of publication
Well put; it is amazing how out of touch with the basic concepts of advancing scientific ideas the old style journals are.
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