The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Public Access Policy became effective April 7, 2008. The NIH requires that the author's final version of any peer-reviewed journal article resulting from NIH-funded activities must be submitted to PubMed Central (PMC), NIH's digital repository, where it will be made available to the public within 12 months after the article is published.
The information in this guide will help with several of the compliance issues Brown University authors will need to address and is organized around three steps to compliance:
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