Contact staff early and often for assistance!
Yan Fu, 763-2152
Lee Ridley, 763-2133
Background & Importance
In recent years, NIH has implemented policies and upgraded
- Keep better track of the research results of its awards
- To be able to evaluate its funded projects with quantitative data of publications and downloads
- To make research results accessible to the public
The inter-connected systems that have
publications component include NIH Manuscript Submission System,
MyBibliography in MyNCBI, eRA Commons Personal Profile
Publications Section, PubMed, PubMed Central and RePORTER. (See glossaries and functions.) It
becomes increasingly important for researchers to be aware of
the reporting databases and to make efficient use of them to
comply with NIH policies and to showcase the results of their
NIH Public Access Policy
What an author needs to do
- Cite applicable grant numbers in your article acknowledgement. Cite direct support, center grant and data collection grant. (See NIH policy/language under section 8.2.1 and PSC acknowledgement examples). It is very important to cite grant numbers so that paper and grant association can be established in NIH databases. Some publishers will deposit your papers to PubMed Central if grant numbers are listed.
- Check publishers' policies during copyright transfers. Publishers' policies vary from depositing the published paper automatically to leaving you to handle deposit. Publishers' policies determine submission methods. (Find out publishers' policies via Social Science Journals or contact PSC library.)
- For Method C, submission has to be done at the time of paper acceptance. You can set the public release of paper to 12 month after publication in NIH system if a publisher so requires.
- Approve the submissions made by publishers or PSC Library by following
the email directions from NIHMS.
- Contact PSC Library if you have any questions.
What we do
- Review a copyright transfer agreement of a journal
- Locate journals policies regarding NIH policy
- Find out the submission method of a particular journal/publisher
- Submit manuscripts to PubMed Central
- Review citations for compliance in biosketches, progress reports and proposals
- Maintain your publications list as a delegate in MyNCBI (Delegate the
authority to maintain your "My Bibliography")
Showcase Research Results
- List PMCID numbers in your publication citations and link them to PMC for increased public access. (Example: Wodtke, Geoffrey, David J. Harding, and Felix Elwert. 2011. "Neighborhood Effects in Temporal Perspective: The Impact of Long-Term Exposure to Concentrated Disadvantage on High School Graduation." American Sociological Review, 76(5): 713-736. PMCID: PMC3413291.)
- The NIH Public Access Policy and databases allow NIH to link and track publications and grants. The linked publications show up under the grant’s “Results” tab in NIH RePORTER.
- Check RePORTER entries for completeness of publication listing of your project. If it is not complete, follow instructions to add. This is particularly applicable to center grants or data collection grants. Direct funded papers deposited in PubMed Central will automatically show up in RePORTER.