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. We acknowledge the NIH policy and the author's right to place eligible Optica Publishing Group journal articles in PubMed Central.
Biomedical Optics Express authors: Please note that Optica Publishing Group 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? Our current Copyright Transfer and Publishing Agreements in no way preclude deposit of Optica Publishing Group journal articles to PubMed Central (see Copyright Transfer and Licensing Information). Note that copyright to all material deposited in PubMed Central remains with the publisher or individual authors, whichever is applicable.
We have 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), we enable an option for readers and agencies to easily discover federally funded articles published by us and to then access the full-text of these articles directly on our platform, Optica Publishing Group.
- How do I comply? For authors whose funders participate in CHORUS, we will submit the accepted version of their manuscript to CHORUS on their behalf.
- What about copyright transfer? Our current Copyright Transfer and Publishing Agreements in no way preclude deposit of Optica Publishing Group journal articles to CHORUS (see Copyright Transfer and Licensing Information). Note that copyright to all material deposited in CHORUS remains with the publisher or individual authors, whichever is applicable.
Our journals 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.