HHMI Investigators Go Open Access

Last week, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute announced that, at the start of 2008, it will require its 300-plus investigators make their research publicly accessible within 6 months of publication. Articles that do not meet this requirement will not be considered when the investigators apply for contract renewals. The policy will apply to papers on which an HHMI investigator is the first, last or corresponding author. As noted here earlier, HHMI has agreed to cover the costs incurred by some publishers, such as Elsevier and John Wiley, for making the articles publicly available.

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  1. whimple said

    I wonder why they don’t start their own web-based journal, a la PNAS. If you’re a HHMI investigator, Nature, Science and Cell sure need you more than you need them.

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