Anyone submitting an application, proposal or report to the NIH must include the PMC reference number (PMCID) when citing applicable papers that they author or that arise from their NIH-funded research.
The NIH public access policy applies to any manuscript that is:
* See the FAQ for the full definition of a journal.
**"Directly" funded means costs that can be identified specifically with a particular sponsored project, or that can be directly assigned to such activities relatively easily with a high degree of accuracy.
For submission Methods A and B use PMC-In Process in place of the PMCID because you will not have an NIHMSID to enter.
For submission Methods C and D use the NIHMSID until the PMCID is available. The NIHMSID is assigned during the submission process.
Once you are assigned the PMCID number refer to the above box to add the PMCID.
To cite the product, applicants and awardees must include the Digital Object Identifier and the Object type (e.g. preprint, protocol) in the citation. Also list any information about the document version (e.g. most recent date modified), and if relevant, the date the product was cited.
Example: Bar DZ, Atkatsh K, Tavarez U, Erdos MR, Gruenbaum Y, Collins FS. Biotinylation by antibody recognition- A novel method for proximity labeling. BioRxiv 069187 [Preprint]. August 11, 2016 [cited 2017 Jan 12]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1101/069187.
Author(s)-Last name Initial(s), Last name initial(s). Title. Database number [Preprint]. Month day, year [cited year MO DY]. Available from: https://doi.org/number.
Taken from https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-17-050.html