NIH Public Access Policy – Update

More information continues to be available about the NIH Public Access Policy. This is the policy where you must submit manuscripts of published work to PubMed Central (PMC) that was supported by NIH grants and was accepted for publication after April 7, 2008. Then you must supply a PMC-ID or a NIHMS-ID with all applicable citations for every grant submission or renewal after May 25, 2008. See our AllSearch Resource Page on the details of this policy and a previous post for more information.

How to indicate In-Process publications:

National Institutes of Health (NIH) Notice Number: NOT-OD-08-119:
If the PubMed Central reference number (PMCID) is not available because the paper has not been published yet, authors should use the NIH Manuscript Submission reference number (e.g., NIHMS97531).  If the PMCID is not available because the journal submits articles directly to PMC on behalf of their authors, applicants should indicate “PMC Journal – In Process.”   Grantees may only indicate “PMC Journal – In process” if the journal is on this list:, or the grantee or author has made arrangements with a publisher on this list to post a paper directly to PMC.

PMCID number now available in PubMed
When you see the indication that an article is in PubMed Central: free_in_pmc (Free in PMC), display the Abstract View and the PMCID number will be available to you. It can be downloaded into Endnote if you edit your filter. Versions of EndNote will most likely accommodate this feature.


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