The National Institutes of Health (NIH) passed its Public Access Policy on April 7, 2008 in order to advance science and improve human health. The Policy states that all peer-reviewed articles NIH contributes funds to must be made publicly available on PubMed Central.
- Determine applicability
- Notify the publisher and check your copyright agreement
- Submit accepted papers to PubMed Central (PMC)
- Include PMCID in Citations
For more details on NIH requirements for public access to scholarly articles, see our LibGuide on NIH Public Access Policy.