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NIH Public Access Policy

Information and resources to help researchers comply with the NIH Public Access Policy.

Journal Methods

Keep in mind that it's the publisher's policy that determines the Journal Method. You don't get to choose the method.

Method A
Author publishes in a journal that submits all NIH-funded final published articles to PMC; no fee for submitting to PMC, but these journals often have required Author Publishing Fees. List of Method A journals.

Method B
Author requests the publisher submit an individual NIH-funded final published article to PMC; often fee-based service.

Method C
Author self-submits the final peer-reviewed manuscript to the NIH manuscript submission system (NIHMS); no fee.

Method D
Publisher submits the final peer-reviewed manuscript on behalf on NIH-funded authors; no fee.

Comparison of Journal Methods

Not sure what method your journal is using? Feel free to ask Kate Anderson.

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