NIH Public Access Mandate

Wiley-Blackwell will support our authors by posting the accepted version of articles by NIH grant-holders to PubMed Central upon acceptance by the journal. The accepted version is the version that incorporates all amendments made during peer review, but prior to the publisher’s copy-editing and typesetting. This accepted version will be made publicly available 12 months after publication. The NIH mandate applies to all articles based on research that has been wholly or partially funded by the NIH and that are accepted for publication on or after April 7, 2008.

NIH authors should be aware that they will receive an e-mail request once Wiley-Blackwell has posted the files of their accepted manuscript to the NIH Manuscript Submission system to approve the upload for display on the PubMed Central system. This is a requirement of their grant/affiliation.

For NIH employees only, we will accept the NIH Publishing Agreement.

The societies for whom we publish may decide on a different policy. We will continue to brief them on any discussions that we have with the NIH regarding the processing of the articles, appropriate acknowledgements with citation and linking to the final published version on the publisher’s site, and clear licensing terms and conditions for the use of copyrighted material.

In addition, Wiley-Blackwell will continue to consult directly with authors, editors and society partners to determine how we as their publisher may best support them going forward.