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NIH Public Access Policy Compliance


Follow the links below to more information in this section.

Need Publisher Permission?

If you are unable to determine if you have permission to submit the final peer-reviewed manuscript to NIHMS, you will need to contact the publisher to ask for permission.  We have created a template you can use.

NIH Manuscript Submission System (NIHMS)

Authors (or someone they delegate) can submit the final peer-reviewed manuscript (not the final published version) to the NIH Manuscript Submission System (NIHMS).  Submitting to NIHMS is the only way an author can submit manuscripts to be added into PMC, if the journal publisher doesn't deposit it for them.

NIHMS provides a video tutorial and an FAQ page to help you get started using the system.

This guide includes instructions for completing a typical submission, also see these additional tutorials:


Note:  If you aren't sure if you need to or should submit your article to NIHMS, take a look at the Basic NIH Public Access Policy Guide.


Note:  Email notifications from NIHMS letting authors/PI's know a submission is ready for approval will come from: