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NIH Public Access Policy: Submitting to PMC

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Summary of Options

Method A
Journal deposits final published articles in PubMed Central without author involvement

Method B
Author asks publisher to deposit specific final published article in PMC
Method C
Author deposits final peer-reviewed manuscript in PMC via NIHMS

Method D
Publisher deposits peer-reviewed manuscript,
Author completes submission process

Version of Paper Submitted Final Published Article Final Published Article Final Peer-Reviewed Manuscript Final Peer-Reviewed Manuscript
Who begins the deposit process? PUBLISHER PUBLISHER AUTHOR or designee, via NIHMS PUBLISHER
Who approves the paper that is being processed PUBLISHER PUBLISHER AUTHOR, via NIHMS AUTHOR, via NIHMS
Who approves paper for PubMed Central? PUBLISHER PUBLISHER AUTHOR, via NIHMS AUTHOR, via NIHMS
Participating journal/publisher

Method A journals
check the link above to see if your publisher submits for you

Make arragements with these publishers Check publishing agreement Check publishing agreement
Who is responsibe? NIH Awardee NIH Awardee NIH Awardee NIH Awardee
To cite papers from acceptance to 3 months after publication PMCID OR PMC Journal -in Process" PMCID OR PMC Journal -in Process" PMCID or NIHMSID PMCID or NIHMSID
To cite papers longer than 3 months PMCID PMCID PMCID PMCID

NIHMS Publisher FAQ

The manuscript submission process can be confusing and complicated.

Click on the link below to get more help and see frequently asked questions for authors and non-authors :

NIH Compliance Monitor Video