From the : "The AHA requires that all journal articles resulting from AHA funding...should be made freely available in PubMed Central within 12 months of publication. It will be the responsibility of the author to ensure this occurs....The AHA has adopted the procedures put in place by the Health Research Alliance (HRA)....All new grants awarded for applications due starting in July 2014, must comply with the outbound Public Access policy....All original research articles in the 11 subscription-model HA journals are made freely available on that AHA journal website after six months. All other articles in AHA journals are freely available on the AHA journal web site one year after publication....The AHA requires grant applicants to include a data sharing plan as part of the application process. Any research data that is needed for independent verification of research results must be made freely and publically available within 12 months of the end of the funding period...."
Note that the AHA is a research funder, research publisher, research user, and non-profit society. Needless to say, this combination is rare, and OA mandates for mixed-breed entities like this are also rare. Kudos to all involved!
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