NIH Public Access Policy & Obtaining PMCIDs

NIH Public Access Policy requires peer-reviewed journal manuscripts arising from NIH funds to be submitted to the digital archive PubMed Central upon acceptance for publication. Once a paper is submitted and processed, a PMCID number becomes available to show compliance.

Steps to obtain PMCIDs:

Acknowledge NIH funding and provide a disclaimer

Methods of submission to PubMed Central

Authors' approval of submission

For non-competing continuation awards, use My NCBI to report papers

Anyone submitting an application, proposal or report to the NIH must include the PMC reference number (PMCID) when citing applicable papers that they author or that arise from their NIH-funded research. See details at "Include PMCID in Citations" on NIH Public Access website.

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