Journal's publisher deposits the published version of all NIH-funded articles in PMC. See list of Method A publishers. Over 800 Open Access journals will automatically submit the final published article to PubMed Central (PMC). No author involvement is required.
Author asks journal publisher to deposit published version of specific NIH-funded article in PMC. Author can make arrangements with these publishers to deposit the published version of the article in PMC without further action from the author. Publishers usually charge a fee for this service.
Author submits final peer-reviewed manuscript with tables, etc. to PMC via the NIH Manuscript System (NIHMS).At submission, NIHMS emails a PDF Receipt & summary of what has been submitted to the author. Author must confirm submission for processing to begin. The NIHMSID is assigned. When the processing is complete, the Author will be asked to review and approve the PMC-formatted manuscript.
Journal's publisher submits final peer-reviewed manuscript with tables, etc. to PMC via the NIH Manuscript System (NIHMS). NIHMS emails to author a PDF Receipt & summary of what has been submitted. Author must confirm, then the NIHMSID is assigned Author is notified to review and approve the PMC-formatted manuscript when it’s ready.
Below are links to publisher policies and contacts. More publishers may be found here.
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