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PubMed Central Analysis
Journal NIH-Funded In PMC Percent
Cell 42 1 2.4%
Current Biology 36 0 0.0%
Development 57 2 3.5%
Genes and Development 36 1 2.8%
Genome Research 23 0 0.0%
Journal of Cell Biology 42 0 0.0%
JAMA 26 1 3.8%
Molecular Cell 30 0 0.0%
Nature 76 7 9.2%
Nature Genetics 25 2 8.0%
Nature Immunology 17 2 11.8%
Nature Medicine 27 1 3.7%
Neuron 44 1 2.3%
NEJM 19 0 0.0%
Science 53 1 1.9%
       
TOTALS 533 19 3.4%
An umbrella view of all available manuscripts in the database on a series of freeze dates in late February revealed that more than half of the author-submitted manuscripts available in the database were published before the May 2, 2005 request date and thus, according to the NIH policy, should not be included. We looked at the May 2-July 31, 2005 publications of 15 of the most influential journals and identified NIH funded research either in the acknowledgements section of each paper, or through author affiliation with an NIH institute. We then compared that group of papers to author-submitted papers in the PMC database.

"2005 Author-Submitted Papers in PMC" Graph
There was little variability in the number of manuscripts submitted to the database on a monthly basis through 2005 (red). The numbers indicate all author-submitted articles to PubMed Central including those published before May 2005. The number of publicly available author-submitted papers in PubMed Central, published after May 2005, are shown in blue. We were unable to identify any measures that show a significant trend towards community acceptance of the policy through participation.
Contact:  Michael Stebbins ([email protected])
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