Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Funding Body Agreement
Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) - funded authors are requested to pursue open access publishing and are required to submit an electronic copy of the final manuscript of their research papers, for articles accepted after September 1, 2007, to PubMed Central (PMC) & Europe PMC within six months of publication.
Elsevier has established a funding body agreement with HHMI to help authors publishing in Elsevier journals comply and to facilitate a successful implementation of their policy. Details about how to comply are outlined below.
Help and Support
How to comply
HHMI policy applies to research on which any HHMI scientist is an author - including HHMI investigators, group leaders and fellows at the Janelia Farm Research Campus, and other institute employees.
Authors can comply by publishing in any Elsevier journal. After acceptance, authors will identify themselves as funded by HHMI and Elsevier will coordinate and enable posting of the final manuscript to PMC after 6 months. Prior to manuscripts being posted on PMC, PMC will request the lead author to confirm that the manuscript to be posted corresponds with the manuscript accepted for publication.
Individual scientists will not be charged for this service.