A surprising linkurl:new open access policy;http://www.apa.org/journals/authors/pubmed-deposit.html issued this week by the American Psychological Association (APA) is being reconsidered and will not be implemented at this time, according to a statement by the publisher. In contrast to Nature Publishing Group's announcement last week that it was taking a step toward aiding open access, the APA announced this week that it will charge authors' institutions a $2500 fee for accepted manuscripts to be deposited in PubMed Central 12 months after publication. Nor would the APA allow authors to deposit to the repository on their own -- something that most other publishers permit -- or retain copyright of the manuscript. Both APA's and Nature's announcements are part of publishers' efforts to comply with a linkurl:mandate adopted this year;http://www.the-scientist.com/blog/display/54525/ by the National Institutes of Health requiring any papers stemming from NIH funds to be deposited in PubMed Central. A statement sent to The Scientist...
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