NIH Public Access Policy

Support

Rutgers University Libraries provide support for the NIH Public Access Policy and assistance to resolve issues such as:

  • How to identify submission methods and publisher policies
  • Where to find PMCID and how to cite PMCID
  • How to use MY NCBI's My Bibliography to manage compliance.
  • Understanding what NIHMS is, etc.

LibGuide on NIH Public Access Policy

Handout on NIH Public Access Policy

Contacts

Questions on how to comply with NIH Public Access Policy?
Email to: nih_publicaccess@libraries.rutgers.edu

The NIH Public Access Policy ensures that the public has access to the published results of NIH-funded research. The policy requires that all NIH-funded investigators submit or have submitted for them an electronic version of their final, peer-reviewed manuscripts to PubMed Central (PMC) upon acceptance for publication. The final published paper must be made publicly available no later than 12 months after the official date of publication in a manner consistent with copyright law. The final published paper must have a PMCID assigned within 3 months of publication. Failure to comply with the NIH Public Access Policy could result in discontinuation of funding or no future funding.

Some Useful Links on NIH Public Access Policy

News Items Published in the OVPR Research Newsletter

Last updated: October 9, 2017