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.
Visit our Open Access Publishing page for more information or to connect with a scholarly communication expert.