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The Publisher holds the right to withhold publication of the current submission or any future submissions from the author(s) if this charge is not honored. To avoid incurring mandatory page charges, the author(s) are strongly advised to practice economy in the original manuscript submission and restraint in preparation of the final manuscript following peer review.
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IEEE Position Statement on NIH Open Access Policy.
In line with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Public Access Policy, IEEE acknowledges that the broad and open dissemination of NIH-funded research results may benefit not only future science and engineering initiatives, but may also serve the greater interests of society as a whole. A carefully considered and practical application of this principle is essential so as to ensure the scholarly value of the original work and the value added to the work throughout the editing and publishing processes.
IEEE's position with respect to public access to NIH-funded work published in IEEE journals is as follows:
IEEE already makes its content available to the general public worldwide through its content delivery web site, IEEE Xplore, and remains committed to the idea of convenient, timely and affordable access to scholarly and professional publications.
- IEEE authors may voluntarily submit their funded work to PubMed Central (PMC) in the 12th month of the print publication
- IEEE will supply authors of funded work with the final versions of their papers, which authors may then submit directly to PMC
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