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Publish in Reputable, Credible Journals

Investigators—consider NIH’s Statement on Article Publication Resulting From NIH-Funded Research, written in response to “an increase in the numbers of papers reported as products of NIH funding which [sic] are published in journals or by publishers that do not follow best practices promoted by professional scholarly publishing organizations.”

In the notice, NIH encourages authors to

  • Adhere to the principles of research integrity and publication ethics
  • Identify journals that follow best practices promoted by professional scholarly publishing organizations
  • Avoid publishing in journals that do not have a clearly stated and rigorous peer review process

You might also consider increasing your use of preprints, as discussed in our August 3, 2017 article “Answers to Your Questions About Interim Research Products.”

To learn more about NIH’s publishing policies, head to Public Access Policy. See also NIAID’s Public Access of Publications SOP.

Content last reviewed on December 6, 2017

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