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OSA Article Deposit Policies

NIH Public Access Policy

The NIH Public Access Policy (http://publicaccess.nih.gov/) states that peer-reviewed manuscripts that received NIH funding and are accepted for publication in a journal on or after April 7, 2008, should be deposited with PubMed Central within 12 months of publication. OSA acknowledges the NIH policy and the author's right to place eligible OSA journal articles in PubMed Central.

Biomedical Optics Express authors: Please note that OSA automatically submits all published articles to PMC.

  • How do I comply? Authors who are required to do so may submit the accepted version of their manuscript to PubMed Central through the NIH Manuscript Submission System. Authors should select method "C" as explained on the NIH Public Access information page.
  • What about copyright transfer? OSA's current Copyright Transfer and Publishing Agreements in no way preclude deposit of OSA journal articles to PubMed Central (see https://www.osapublishing.org/submit/review/copyright_permissions.cfm). Note that copyright to all material deposited in PubMed Central remains with the publisher or individual authors, whichever is applicable.
CHORUS

OSA has implemented a technology solution that supports U.S. federal agency public access requirements and helps authors comply with governmental mandates to make their federally funded articles publicly available after a 12-month embargo. By partnering with CHORUS (Clearinghouse for the Open Research of the United States), OSA enables an option for readers and agencies to easily discover federally funded articles published by OSA and to then access the full-text of these articles directly on OSA's platform, OSA Publishing.

  • How do I comply? For authors whose funders participate in CHORUS, OSA will submit the accepted version of their manuscript to CHORUS on their behalf.
  • What about copyright transfer? OSA's current Copyright Transfer and Publishing Agreements in no way preclude deposit of OSA journal articles to CHORUS (see https://www.osapublishing.org/submit/review/copyright_permissions.cfm). Note that copyright to all material deposited in CHORUS remains with the publisher or individual authors, whichever is applicable.
Wellcome Trust

OSA is currently working towards implementing processes that will meet Wellcome Trust requirements for open access for their authors. This includes deposit on behalf of funded authors of the final peer-reviewed version of the article with PubMed Central immediately upon issue publication, without embargo. It also includes publication under a CC BY license.

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