Pubmed central compliance trends

Just heard some very positive news from David Lipman at the NCBI. It does seem that investigators are responding very positively to the new mandate. Just in the last month, author submissions to Pubmed Central (PMC) have increased by at least a factor of five. The author-contributed manuscripts now exceed the journal contributed manuscripts. It also appears that at least 60% of the expected manuscripts are being submitted to PMC. NIH appears to be well on the way to capturing the vast majority of the published output of NIH-funded science which is a wonderful result for the scientific community and the public which it serves.

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