NIH: Policy Overview

Scientists receiving grant money from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) must submit final peer-reviewed journal manuscripts that arise from NIH funds to PubMed Central (PMC) upon acceptance for publication.

To help advance science and improve human health, the NIH makes these papers freely available to the public in PMC no later than 12 months after publication. For more information visit

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

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