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4. Include the PMC reference number (PMCID) in citations

The PMCID must be included at the end of full citations.

  • For papers published more than 3 months before a NIH application, proposal and report is submitted. Use the PMCID at the end of the citation.
  • For papers in press, or published within 3 months of when an application, proposal or report is submitted:
    • Submission Methods A & B: use “PMC Journal - In Process” or the PMCID at the end of the full citation.
    • Submission Methods C & D: use the NIH Manuscript Submission System reference number (NIHMSID) or PMCID at the end of the full citation.

More Information About Using the PMCID Number in Citations

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