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NIHMS: The NIH Manuscript Submission allows you (or your staff on your behalf) to submit an electronic version of your final peer-reviewed manuscript for inclusion in PubMed Central for the purpose of complying with the NIH Public Access Policy. Articles submitted will show up in your eRA Commons Publication list. You can also link grants to papers in NIHMS. Using your eRA Commons account, log into the Manuscript System, select “Grants Reporting,” and then select “Add from PubMed. ” Based on a name match, the system will show PubMed papers that may be yours. Select the paper that you would like to add, and then select the grant to which you would like to add the paper. A set of instructions is available here.

NIHMS also provides access statistics for your articles in PMC. Under the Status column for each paper, the “PMC access statistics” link displays PMC access and download statistics for each manuscript.

PubMed Central (PMC):  PMC is the NIH digital archive of full-text, peer-reviewed journal papers. These papers are indexed with a PMCID, a series of numbers preceded by ‘PMC’. Articles in PMC are submitted by authors or third parties via NIHMS or by publishers. NIH Public Access Policy requires that all papers arising from direct NIH funds be submitted to PMC. PMC FAQ is available.

:  PubMed is the National Library of Medicine database that provides access to citations from biomedical literature.  It includes over 17 million citations from MEDLINE and other life science journals for biomedical articles back to the 1950s, many with links to full text articles and other scientific resources.  These citations are indexed with a PMID number which is different from PMCID number. PMID number can not be used for public access policy purpose. PMCID can be found in the PubMed database. PubMed is linked with MyBibliography.

My Bibliography in MyNCBI
—for users to maintain and manage a list of all of their authored works, such as journal articles, manuscripts accepted for publication, books, and book chapters.  Linking a Commons account to a new or existing My NCBI account allows references saved in My Bibliography to automatically appear in a user’ Commons account. Records in MyBibliography can be added via a linked PubMed search or by manual entry. You can also use My Bibliography to manage public access compliance. Here is a guide to using My Bibliography.

eRA Commons
has a publication component under personal profile. Publications gathered in My Bibliography automatically appear in Commons once the two accounts are linked.

NIH Research Portofolio Online Reporting Tools (RePORT) provides a central point of access to reports, data, and analyses of NIH research activities in order to promote high public accountability. The RePORT Expenditures and Results (RePORTER) system is an electronic tool that allows users to search a repository of both intramural and extramural NIH-funded research projects from the past 25 years and access publications (since 1985) and patents resulting from NIH funding. RePORTER lists only publications found in PubMed or PubMed Central.