40 more journals have begun adding content to PubMedCentral in the last 60 days! To view the list, go to PMC Journal List - New.
Of these, 22 or more than half make content available immediately! An additional 6 make content available within 12 months or less, indicating that articles published in these journals clearly fit the NIH Public Access policy. In other words, 70% of these new PMC journals clearly facilitate compliance with the NIH policy.
Kudos to every one of these journals, and to PMC for creating this list.
Librarians - to support the transition to OA, why not prioritize subscribing to OA policy-friendly journals? Journals could qualify by being fully open access, actively contributing content to PubMedCentral within the NIH acceptable embargo period, or having author-self-archiving policies that fit with OA policy compliance.
Aggregators - why not develop convenient lists, to make it easy for libraries to consider these factors in subscription decisions?
This post is part of the Dramatic Growth of Open Access Series.