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NIH Public Access Policy, MyNCBI, and NIH Biosketch: Submission Methods

Submission Methods

Method A
Journal deposits final published articles in PubMed Central without author involvement

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

Method C
Author deposits final peer-reviewed manuscript in PMC via the NIHMS

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

Version of Paper Submitted

Final Published Article

Final Published Article

Final Peer-Reviewed Manuscript

Final Peer-Reviewed Manuscript

Task 1: Who starts the deposit process?

Publisher

Publisher

Author or designee, via NIHMS

Publisher

Task 2: Who approves paper for processing?

Publisher

Publisher

Author, via NIHMS

Author, via NIHMS

Task 3: Who approves paper for Pub Med Central display?

Publisher

Publisher

Author, via NIHMS

Author, via NIHMS

Participating journal/publisher

Method A Journals

Make arrangements with these publishers

Check publishing agreement

Make arrangements with these publishers

Who is Responsible?

NIH Awardee

NIH Awardee

NIH Awardee

NIH Awardee

To cite papers, from acceptance for publication to 3 months post publication

PMCID or “PMC Journal- In Process”

PMCID or “PMC Journal- In Process”

PMCID or NIHMSID

PMCID or NIHMSID

To cite papers, 3 months post publication and beyond

PMCID

PMCID

PMCID

PMCID