Monday, 9 March 2009

American Thoracic Society develops a compliant OA policy

The American Thoracic Society - publishers of the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, the American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology and the Proceedings of the American Thoracic Society - have modified their Open Access policy such that it is now fully compliant with the open access grant conditions developed by the UKPMC Funders.

ATS have agreed to deposit (on behalf of the author) final version papers directly into PMC, where they will be made freely available 6 months after publication. This policy applies to papers that have been accepted for publication in any ATS journal that has been funded by any of the UKPMC Funders.

To take advantage of this service, authors funded by any UKPMC Funders simply need to indicate their funding source on the ATS Copyright Form and provide the grant number and contact name on the title page of the manuscript.

Papers deposited under this policy are automatically mirrored to UKPMC.

This policy took effect in January 2009 and applies retrospectively to eligible articles published from June 2008.

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