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NIH Public Access Policy: When and How to Comply

The NIH Public Access Policy ensures that the public has access to the published results of NIH-funded research. It requires scientists to submit final peer-reviewed journal manuscripts that arise from NIH-funded research to the digital archive PubMed Central immediately upon acceptance for publication. This requirement applies to all publications resulted from grants funded by NIH including research directly supported by CIRA (NIMH P30MH062294).

The PMCID number, or PubMed Central ID number, is the reference number which is assigned to your publication after it has been deposited into PubMed Central. Anyone submitting an application, proposal or progress report to the NIH must include the PMCID reference number when citing applicable papers that they author or that arise from their NIH-funded research.

Why is compliance important? Applications, proposals or reports submitted without the necessary PMCID numbers are subject to enforcement actions, which may hold up review and issue of awards.

You may find more information and instructions on compliance through the Yale Medical Library's web site: https://guides.library.yale.edu/nihpolicy.


Published: Sunday, November 26, 2017