The NIH Public Access Policy requires all NIH funded researchers to submit or have submitted for them an electronic copy of their final peer-reviewed manuscript to PubMed Central. The manuscript will be made publicly available no later than 12 months after the official date of publication. PubMed Central (PMC) is a digital repository maintained by the National Library of Medicine.
Many journals submit articles to PubMed Central on behalf of authors. If you publish your article in one of these journals, you do not need to do anything to comply with the submission requirement. A complete list of these journals is available at http://publicaccess.nih.gov/submit_process_journals.htm.
Librarians at the Lamar Soutter Library are available to help University of Massachusetts Medical School researchers by answering questions about the new law, helping with copyright questions, and providing training or assisting with using the NIH online submission system. For more information contact Sally Gore at 508-856-1966 or Sally.Gore@umassmed.edu.
NIH Public Access/My NCBI's My Bibliography
This 60-minute class will provide instruction on the NIH Public Access Policy and compliance procedures using My NCBI's My Bibliography tool.
- Attendees will understand the NIH policy requirements for researchers.
- Attendees will set up a My NCBI account.
- Attendees will learn how to manage their publications using the My Bibliography tool.
- Attendees will understand the NIH Public Access compliance procedure.
Can't wait for a class? You can find up-to-date help regarding the Policy on the Library's NIH Public Access Policy Guide.