To log in to the NIHMS system, first navigate to http://nihms.nih.gov and proceed to the login page my clicking on the word "Proceed" in the yellow login box on the right side of the page.
If you have an eRA Commons login:
If you do not have an eRA Commons login or are a delegate:
***It is important that you always use the same method to log in to NIHMS.
NIH Video tutorials on manuscript submission and approval are available here on the Slides & Videos page.
Detailed instructions on with links to walkthoughs with screenshots in PDF form are available in the "For Submitters" section of the NIHMS FAQ. In particular, see the "How do I submit manuscripts to NIHMS?" portion of the "For Submitters" section.
Step 1: Log in
Users can log in to NIHMS using their eRA Commons login. Third party submissions may be made by My NCBI account holders.
Step 2: Designate support
Submitters select the journal name, enter the manuscript title, and select all appropriate (NIH and/or HHMI) funding mechanisms that supported the manuscript.
Step 3: Upload manuscript
After providing basic information about the manuscript and contact information, users can upload their manuscript file(s). The system will generate a receipt of the uploaded files in PDF format. The PDF Receipt summarizes the information entered into the system, and merges the manuscript's files into one viewable document. Submitters confirm that the manuscript and any additional supporting documents have been successfully received by NIHMS. The NIHMSID is assigned at this time.
Step 4: Submission agreement and processing
An email will be sent to the Principal Investigator (PI) or corresponding author to approve the PDF and indicate the release date when the manuscript will be made publicly available on PMC. Upon approval by the submitter and the PI/author, the manuscript will be converted into XML - the standardized digital format used by PubMed Central.
Step 5: Approval of the converted manuscript (web version)
After the conversion process, the PI/author will review a version of the manuscript as it will appear in PubMed Central. At this time corrections may be requested, if necessary. After final approval, the article will be publicly accessible through PubMed Central after the time-delay specified by the PI/author.