The influence of the National Institutes of Health public-access policy on the publishing habits of principal investigators / by Athanasia Pontika.

"On April 7, 2008, the permanent National Institutes of Health (NIH) pubic-access policy was enacted, requiring the NIH-funded PIs [principal investigators] must 'submit or have submitted for them to the National Library of Medicine PubMed Central an electronic version or their final, peer...

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Main Author: Pontika, Athanasia.
Corporate Author: Simmons College (Boston, Mass.). Graduate School of Library and Information Science.
Format: Thesis Book
Language:English
Published: 2011.
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Summary:"On April 7, 2008, the permanent National Institutes of Health (NIH) pubic-access policy was enacted, requiring the NIH-funded PIs [principal investigators] must 'submit or have submitted for them to the National Library of Medicine PubMed Central an electronic version or their final, peer-reviewed manuscripts upon acceptance for publication, to be made publicly available no later than twelve months after the official date of publication'. One of the goals of the NIH policy is to provide the wider population with free-of-cost public access of the research it funds and to promote the development of the field of health sciences. ... Although the policy has been implemented for two years, an examination needs to be conducted to determine how the NIH-funded PIs perceive open access and the mandatory policy. ... The methodological framework of the study included a qualitative data-collection technique and sought to answer the following research questions: 1. Which factors motivate the NIH-funded PIs to publish in the PLoS open-access journals? 2. How do NIH-funded PIs perceive the NIH public-access policy? 3. How does the NIH public-access policy influence the PIs' publishing behavior? 4. How does the NIH pubic-access policy influence the PIs' decision to publish in open-access journals."
Physical Description:210 leaves : charts ; 28 cm
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (leaves 165-182).