​Guidance on Certain Publishing Activities (2016 Publishing Guidance)

Date issued: Oct. 28 2016

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Notes:

1) Refer to General Background Note on the Chronology of Guidance and interpretive Rulings Related to the Informational Materials Exemption and Publishing (System Ed. Note), for a full recounting of the context of this guidance.

2) See Case no. MUL-2014-315008-1, which is the letter to Elsevier that served as the basis for this guidance. The original PDF file for MUL-2014-315008-1 contains the application to which the guidance here responds, which is also helpful for understanding the context of the guidance.

3) NOTES ON THE SUBSTANCE RELATING TO THE SCOPE OF THE PUBLISHING GLS


The two publishing GL questions that the guidance responds to deal with the "Government of [ ]" carveout to the GL, and the "academic or a research institution" carveout to the "Government of [ ]" carveout.

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