On November 19th 2020, the faculty senate passed a resolution to establish an open access policy at Stanford University. The proposal included three items, which we have summarized below. The proposed policy relates to self-archiving of scholarly work and does not dictate where authors can choose to publish their work. For more information, please refer to the Office of Scholarly Communications.
To advance science and improve human health, NIH makes the peer-reviewed articles it funds publicly available on PubMed Central. The NIH public access policy requires scientists to submit final peer-reviewed journal manuscripts that arise from NIH funds to PubMed Central immediately upon acceptance for publication.
There are four methods to ensure that applicable papers are submitted to PubMed Central (PMC) in compliance with the NIH policy and authors are free to use whichever method is most appropriate for them and consistent with their publishing agreement. To identify the submission and reporting method for a specific journal, use the submission method identification wizard.
After Janurary 1st, 2022, HHMI lab heads must make any original, peer-reviewed research articles with major contributions from an HHMI lab freely available under CC BY, a Creative Commons Attribution license, by the publication date. A contribution to a publication from an HHMI lab is considered major if an HHMI lab head or lab member is listed as first, last, or corresponding author, or as a first, last, or corresponding co-author on the publication.
An HHMI lab head can meet the requirements of this policy for a specific article in the following ways:
HHMI lab heads are also encouraged to consider depositing articles in a publicly accessible preprint server, such as bioRxiv and all articles subject to this policy must include a data/code availability statement detailing how data and code integral to the publication can be accessed.
The above list is not intended to be inclusive. To ensure you are meeting requirements related to open access, use the Sherpa Juliet tool to check the policies of the organizations that fund your work. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact your liaison librarian.