- NIH public access plan [PDF]
- Applicable content: Agency-funded, peer-reviewed publications
- Article version to submit: Final, peer-reviewed manuscript* (or publisher copy, with permission)
- Designated repository: PubMedCentral
- A journal may or may not assist with submission of a manuscript. Final responsibility for compliance rests with the awardee, and the consequences of non-compliance (including delays in award processing) are born by the awardee.
- Research data**
- Applies to manuscripts accepted for publication on or after April 7, 2008.
- NIH Public Access Policy FAQ
- NIH Training Materials– Resources for using the NIH Manuscript Submission System (NIHMS), My NCBI and My Bibliography.
- Determine the applicability of your publications
- Submission Methods-Describes the four methods to ensure that an applicable paper is submitted to PubMed Central (PMC) in compliance with the NIH Public Access Policy.
- NIH Data Sharing Frequently Asked Questions
- NIH Data Sharing Policy and Implementation Guidance
- Fondren Library Resources– Includes step-by-step guides for navigating requirements for compliance and retroactive compliance.
* The “final, peer-reviewed manuscript” is the version that includes all modifications resulting from the peer review process, but before the publisher formats or copy edits the manuscript.