NIH Public Access Policies for Core Journals Where UCI Researchers Publish

UC faculty and researchers should note that all information below relates to publishers' standard author agreements. UC authors can negotiate various elements of these agreements. UC authors can also include The University of California Letter To Publishers (pdf) with the author agreement to allow the author to deposit into PMC regardless of publisher requirements. UC authors should think carefully before agreeing to any PMC/NIH public-access-related fees, consult the NIH Guide or contact the UCI Libraries NIH Group at nihgroup@uci.edu.


 
Journal Name PMC Deposit Policy Who Deposits
to PMC
Embargo Period
in Months
Optional Fee
for Immediate Access
Publisher Link to
NIH Policy Page
or Related Policy
ACADEMIC EMERGENCY MEDICINE Yes Publisher Only 12 Yes WILEY-BLACKWELL
AMERICAN JOURNAL OF GASTROENTEROLOGY Yes Publisher OR Author 6 Yes NATURE PUBLISHING GROUP
AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSIOLOGY-HEART AND CIRCULATORY PHYSIOLOGY Yes Publisher Only 12 Yes AMERICAN PHYSIOLOGICAL SOCIETY
AMERICAN SURGEON No Specific Policy No Specific Information No Specific Information No Specific Information SOUTHEASTERN SURGICAL CONGRESS
ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY Yes Publisher OR Author 12 Yes AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY
ANNALS OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE Yes Publisher Only 12 Yes ELSEVIER
APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS Yes Publisher Only 12 Yes AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF PHYSICS
ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL Yes Author Only 12 No Specific Information UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO PRESS
ATMOSPHERIC ENVIRONMENT Yes Publisher Only 12 Yes ELSEVIER
BIOCHEMICAL AND BIOPHYSICAL RESEARCH COMMUNICATIONS Yes Publisher Only 12 Yes ELSEVIER
BIOCHEMISTRY Yes Publisher OR Author 12 Yes AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY
BIOLOGICAL PSYCHIATRY Yes Publisher Only 12 Yes ELSEVIER
BIOPHYSICAL JOURNAL Yes Publisher Only 12 Yes CELL PRESS
BRAIN RESEARCH Yes Publisher Only 12 Yes ELSEVIER
CANCER Yes Publisher Only 12 Yes WILEY
CANCER EPIDEMIOLOGY, BIOMARKERS & PREVENTION Yes Publisher OR Author 12 No AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF CANCER RESEARCH
CANCER RESEARCH Yes Publisher OR Author 12 No AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF CANCER RESEARCH
CHEST Yes Publisher Only 12 Yes AMERICAN COLLEGE OF CHEST PHYSICIANS
CIRCULATION Yes Publisher Only 12 No Specific Information WOLTERS KLUWER HEALTH / LIPPINCOTT
CMES-COMPUTER MODELING IN ENGINEERING & SCIENCES No Specific Policy No Specific Information No Specific Information No Specific Information TECH SCIENCE PRESS
DEVELOPMENT Yes Publisher Only 6 Yes THE COMPANY OF BIOLOGISTS LTD
DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY Yes Publisher Only 12 Yes ELSEVIER
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY Yes Publisher OR Author 12 Yes AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY
EPILEPSIA Yes Publisher Only 12 Yes WILEY-BLACKWELL
EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF NEUROSCIENCE Yes Publisher Only 12 Yes WILEY-BLACKWELL
EXPERIMENTAL NEUROLOGY Yes Publisher Only 12 Yes ELSEVIER
FASEB JOURNAL Yes Publisher Only 12 Yes FEDERATION OF AMERICAN SOCIETIES FOR EXPERIMENTAL BIOLOGISTS
GENETICS Yes Publisher Only 6 No GENETICS SOCIETY OF AMERICA
GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS No Specific Policy No Specific Information No Specific Information Yes AMERICAN GEOPHYSICAL UNION
GLOBAL BIOGEOCHEMICAL CYCLES No Specific Policy No Specific Information No Specific Information Yes AMERICAN GEOPHYSICAL UNION
GLOBAL CHANGE BIOLOGY Yes Publisher Only 12 Yes WILEY-BLACKWELL
GYNECOLOGIC ONCOLOGY Yes Publisher Only 12 Yes ELSEVIER
IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON NUCLEAR SCIENCE Yes Author Only 12 No IEEE-INST ELECTRICAL ELECTRONICS ENGINEERS INC
INTEGRATIVE AND COMPARATIVE BIOLOGY Yes Publisher Only 12 Yes OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS INC
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF NEUROPSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY Yes Author Only 12 Yes CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
INVESTIGATIVE OPHTHALMOLOGY & VISUAL SCIENCE Yes Publisher OR Author 12 No Specific Information ASSOCIATION FOR RESEARCH IN VISION AND OPHTHALMOLOGY INC
JAMA-JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION Yes Author Only 6 No Specific Information AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION
JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSIOLOGY Yes Publisher Only 12 Yes AMERICAN PHYSIOLOGICAL SOCIETY
JOURNAL OF BACTERIOLOGY Yes Publisher Only 6 No Specific Information AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR MICROBIOLOGY
JOURNAL OF BIOLOGICAL CHEMISTRY Yes Publisher Only 12 Yes AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR BIOCHEMISTRY AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
JOURNAL OF BIOMEDICAL OPTICS Yes Publisher Only 12 Yes SOCIETY OF PHOTOPTICAL INSTRUMENTATION ENGINEERS **
JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS Yes Publisher Only 12 Yes AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF PHYSICS
JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY Yes Publisher Only 12 No Specific Information AMERICAN SOCIETY OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY
JOURNAL OF COMPARATIVE NEUROLOGY Yes Publisher Only 12 Yes WILEY
JOURNAL OF COMPUTATIONAL PHYSICS Yes Publisher Only 12 Yes ELSEVIER
JOURNAL OF ENDOUROLOGY Yes Publisher Only 12 Yes MARY ANN LIEBERT INC
JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL BIOLOGY Yes Publisher only 6 Yes THE COMPANY OF BIOLOGISTS LTD
JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-ATMOSPHERES No Specific Policy No Specific Information No Specific Information Yes AMERICAN GEOPHYSICAL UNION
JOURNAL OF IMMUNOLOGY Yes Author Only 12 No Specific Information AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF IMMUNOLOGISTS
JOURNAL OF INVESTIGATIVE MEDICINE Yes Publisher Only 12 No Specific Information LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS
JOURNAL OF MATHEMATICAL PSYCHOLOGY Yes Publisher Only 12 Yes ELSEVIER
JOURNAL OF NEUROPHYSIOLOGY Yes Publisher Only 12 Yes AMERICAN PHYSIOLOGICAL SOCIETY
JOURNAL OF NEUROSCIENCE Yes Publisher Only 6 Yes SOCIETY FOR NEUROSCIENCE
JOURNAL OF NUCLEAR MEDICINE No Specific Policy No Specific Information No Specific Information No Specific Information SOCIETY OF NUCLEAR MEDICINE INC
JOURNAL OF ORGANIC CHEMISTRY Yes Publisher OR Author 12 Yes AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY
JOURNAL OF PHARMACOLOGY AND EXPERIMENTAL THERAPEUTICS Yes Publisher Only 12 No Specific Information AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR PHARMACOLOGY AND EXPERIMENTAL THERAPEUTICS
JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY A Yes Publisher OR Author 12 Yes AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY
JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY B Yes Publisher OR Author 12 Yes AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY
JOURNAL OF THE ACOUSTICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA Yes Publisher Only 12 Yes ACOUSTICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA (AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF PHYSICS)
JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF CHILD & ADOLESCENT PSYCHIATRY Yes Publisher Only 12 Yes ELSEVIER
JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF DERMATOLOGY Yes Publisher Only 12 Yes ELSEVIER
JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY Yes Publisher OR Author 12 Yes AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY
JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF CARDIOLOGY Yes Publisher Only 12 Yes ELSEVIER
JOURNAL OF VIROLOGY Yes Publisher Only 6 No Specific Information AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR MICROBIOLOGY
KIDNEY INTERNATIONAL Yes Publisher OR Author 6 Yes NATURE PUBLISHING GROUP
LASERS IN SURGERY AND MEDICINE Yes Publisher Only 12 Yes WILEY
LEARNING & MEMORY Yes Publisher Only 12 Yes COLD SPRING HARBOR LABORATORY PRESS
LECTURE NOTES IN COMPUTER SCIENCE Yes Publisher OR Author 12 Yes SPRINGER-VERLAG BERLIN
MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING A Yes Publisher Only 12 Yes ELSEVIER
MEDICAL PHYSICS Yes Publisher Only 12 Yes AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF PHYSICISTS IN MEDICINE (AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF PHYSICS)
MOLECULAR AND CELLULAR BIOLOGY Yes Publisher Only 6 No Specific Information AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR MICROBIOLOGY
MONTHLY NOTICES OF THE ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY Yes Publisher Only 12 Yes WILEY-BLACKWELL
NANO LETTERS Yes Publisher OR Author 12 Yes AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY
NATURE Yes Publisher OR Author 6 Yes NATURE PUBLISHING GROUP
NEUROBIOLOGY OF AGING Yes Publisher Only 12 Yes ELSEVIER
NEUROBIOLOGY OF LEARNING AND MEMORY Yes Publisher Only 12 Yes ELSEVIER
NEUROIMAGE Yes Publisher Only 12 Yes ELSEVIER
NEURON Yes Publisher Only 12 Yes CELL PRESS
NUCLEAR INSTRUMENTS & METHODS IN PHYSICS RESEARCH SECTION A Yes Publisher Only 12 Yes ELSEVIER
NUCLEIC ACIDS RESEARCH Yes Publisher Only 12 Yes OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
ONCOGENE Yes Publisher OR Author 6 Yes NATURE PUBLISHING GROUP
OPTICS LETTERS Yes Author Only 12 Yes OPTICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA
ORGANIC LETTERS Yes Publisher OR Author 12 Yes AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY
ORGANOMETALLICS Yes Publisher OR Author 12 Yes AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY CHEMICAL PHYSICS No Specific Policy No Specific Information No Specific Information No Specific Information ROYAL SOCIETY OF CHEMISTRY
PHYSICAL REVIEW B No Specific Policy No Specific Information No Specific Information Yes AMERICAN PHYSICAL SOCIETY
PHYSICAL REVIEW D No Specific Policy No Specific Information No Specific Information Yes AMERICAN PHYSICAL SOCIETY
PHYSICAL REVIEW E No Specific Policy No Specific Information No Specific Information Yes AMERICAN PHYSICAL SOCIETY
PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS No Specific Policy No Specific Information No Specific Information Yes AMERICAN PHYSICAL SOCIETY
PHYSICS IN MEDICINE AND BIOLOGY Yes Publisher OR Author 12 No Specific Information IOP PUBLISHING LTD
PHYSICS OF PLASMAS Yes Publisher Only 12 Yes AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF PHYSICS
PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE USA Yes Publisher OR Author 6 Yes NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
SCIENCE Yes Author Only 6 No Specific Information AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF SCIENCE
SOCIAL FORCES Yes Author Only 12 No Specific Information UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA PRESS **
STROKE Yes Publisher Only 12 No Specific Information LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS
UROLOGY Yes Publisher Only 12 Yes ELSEVIER
VIROLOGY Yes Publisher Only 12 Yes ELSEVIER
VISION RESEARCH Yes Publisher Only 12 Yes ELSEVIER

** indicates policy was obtained, but website provides no specific information.

Explanation of Data

PMC Deposit Policy?:   Indicates if publisher has policy on PMC deposits or if no specific policy has been found to-date.
Who Deposits to PMC:    Publisher or Author: Publisher policy states that publisher or author may deposit. Publisher Only: Publisher policy states that only publisher may deposit. Author Only: Publisher policy states that author must deposit because publisher will not deposit.
Embargo Period:   Number of months that the publisher or author must wait to deposit in PMC as stated in publisher policy.
Optional Fee for Immediate Access:   Indicates whether the publisher charges authors a fee for immediate deposit to PMC or other Open Access websites. Yes indicates publisher offers an optional fee or fee-based program that makes articles immediately available. No indicates publisher does not offer a fee or fee-based service.

    See also Sherpa Romeo's page Publishers with Paid Options for Open Access

Information compiled by reviewing publisher websites, contacting publishers directly, or consulting the following sources as of January 2010:

Disclaimer:   The information provided is meant to be an index to publisher policies and is subject to change. This information is not to be considered a substitute for legal advice.

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