NIH pushing for compliance: no OA submissions, no continuation grant

There has been a fair amount of grantees publishing in Open Access venues (actually, the requirement is to submit copies of all published papers to PubMed Central), but there are still holdbacks–investigators who publish in journals that are not OA.  Insofar as OA journals are not always considered to be at the top of their fields (although some are quite prestigious), that would be understandable to career-minded academic; there also has been pushback from Congress to benefit large for-profit publishers (see Research Works Act down for now).  This notice (given by NIH, as mentioned in Research USA) shows that NIH is not backing down.

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