NIH Author Postings

Paul Hutchings, Kindle Research  Ilana Levin, GfK Research, (March 2006)

Full Report  Press Release

NIHAuthorpostingscoverA study to assess understanding of and compliance with NIH Public Access Policy. This online survey shows that, although most authors are aware of the NIH Public Access Policy, many authors do not post on PubMed Central because they do not understand the process, nor do they identify clear benefits for posting their work.

Of the NIH-funded authors who responded to the survey, 15% had never heard of the policy and 23% had heard of the policy but know nothing about it.

The survey found awareness of NIH-funded authors is only marginally higher than of all life sciences and medical authors.