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NIH Public Access Policy Resources

Information and training materials about the NIH Public Access Policy

Does My Journal Submit My Article Directly to PubMed Central?

3. Submit Papers

 NIH Submission process chart  - This chart provides detailed information for each of the four submission methods listed below. 

 There are 4 ways to submit your paper:

Method A - Journal deposits final published articles in PubMed Central. No author involvement. NIH Link to list of participating journals / publishers. You can check with the journal to verify that it is a participating journal.

Method B - Author asks publisher to deposit specific final published article in PMC

Method C - Author or Designee deposits final peer-reviewed manuscript in PMC via the NIH Manuscript Submission System* (NIHMS). Method C author tutorial video.

Method D - Author completes submission of final peer-reviewed manuscript deposited by publisher in the NIHMS. Method D author tutorial video.

 *What is the NIHMS? The NIH Manuscript Submission System is the electronic way to submit your article for PMC inclusion.