1. How long will the research papers from the journals be digitally archived, and where?

All research articles published by BioMed Central are archived in full and without delay at PubMed Central, and are also included in PubMed. BioMed Central deposits its entire collection of published research articles also in other open digital repositories including INIST in France, and the Royal Library in The Netherlands. From these, and any other open repositories in which these articles are archived, they are available electronically at no cost and without access restrictions. BioMed Central supports non-exclusive digital archiving of research articles by as many international archives as possible, to ensure the security and permanent accessibility of that research.

BioMed Central satisfies the wish of many research funding organizations, among which are the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the US (see its policy), the Wellcome Trust, and The National Health Service (NHS) in the UK.

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