Answered By: Scholarly Communications and Publishing Last Updated: May 22, 2017 Views: 5
In order to comply with a public access mandate, you must deposit a version of your research article in an open access repository. Additionally, many federal funding agencies are now requiring data management plans as part of the proposal process. One aspect of a data management plan is determining the preservation and access of your research data. A public access mandate may also require that you deposit the data from your study into a trusted data repository. As a service to authors, some publishers offer direct deposit of an article into mandated or specified repositories (e.g., PMC) after the embargo period. Authors should always double check that the publisher has submitted to the appropriate repository in the correct amount of time.