The Howard Hughes Medical Institute has long viewed the sharing of research materials and tools as a fundamental responsibility of scientific authorship.

Journal Publishing Policies 

When HHMI laboratory heads are listed as a major author on a publication, they are responsible for ensuring that publication is freely available and downloadable online no later than twelve months following publication.

To determine whether a journal has a practice of making its content available through PubMed Central within this time frame, consult PubMed Central’s database of journals.

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