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General Information

The NIH Public Access Policy requires scientists to submit final peer-reviewed manuscripts that arise from NIH funds to PubMed Central (PMC) upon acceptance for publication.  A manuscript must be made publicly available no later than 12 months after the official date of publication. This policy applies to any peer-reviewed journal articles arising from NIH funding accepted for publication on or after April 7, 2008.

The NIH has released comprehensive guidance on this policy including answers to Frequently Asked Questions.

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.

Request an NIH Public Access/My NCBI's My Bibliography Class