Noteworthy Dramatic Growth July 2008: PMC & RoMEO

PubMedCentral Submissions Jump Sharply Under New NIH Policy, Library Journal Academic Newswire July 24, 2008. According to NIH’s David Lipman, “It’s still too early to compute compliance rates, but the early returns suggest a stunning turnaround”. The figures reported in the June 2008 Dramatic Growth of Open Access support this viewpoint.

JISC recently announced that the RoMEO service has now exceeded 400 publisher copyright policies on self-archiving. This is excellent news – with all the funders, universities, and researchers and librarians wanting and looking for opportunities to self-archive, every publisher should have a policy, and have it posted at RoMEO!

Thanks to Peter Suber on Open Access News, and to Charles Bailey for the info on RoMEO.

This post is part of the Dramatic Growth of Open Access Series.