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
- NIH Public Access Website
- Submission Methods
- PMCID-PMID - Manuscript ID - DOI Converter
- My NCBI
- NIH Manuscript Submission System (NIHMS)
- Office of Extramural Research (OER) Website
- PubMed Central
News Items Published in the OVPR Research Newsletter
- PMCID vs. PMID [PDF] (October 9, 2017)
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
Questions on how to comply with NIH Public Access Policy?
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Last updated: October 9, 2017