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Open Access and Scholarly Communications: NIH Public Access

This Guide and Related Resources

This guide provides an overview of the NIH Public Access Policy and links to key NIH policy notices and to NIH Public Access resources.  For detailed, step-by-step guidance on how to comply with the NIH Public Access Policy, please see our new "NIH Public Access Policy and You" guide linked below.

How to Comply with the NIH Public Access Policy

Articles arising from NIH funds accepted for publication after April 7, 2008 must be submitted to PubMed Central (PMC) upon acceptance. They must be made publicly available no more than 12 months after appearing in a peer-reviewed journal.

NIH Video Tutorials

Demonstrating Compliance

NIH grantees need to demonstrate compliance with the Public Access Policy when submitting an application, proposal, or progress report to the NIH. Grantees should include the PubMed Central (PMC) reference number for each paper that was accepted for publication after April 7, 2008 and was authored or co-authored by the applicant or arose from their NIH award.

Change Happens: NIH Video on Changes to Public Access Policy

Changes to NIH Public Access Policy to Enhance Compliance

Manage NIH Public Access Policy Compliance with My NCBI

UNC-CH PMC Manuscripts

UNC Chapel Hill researchers'

NIH Public Access Manuscripts

from PubMed Central