Thursday, April 09, 2009

NIH Public Access Help

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has created a page to help scientists who must submit final peer-reviewed journal manuscripts arising from NIH funded research to the digital archive PubMed Central. NIH Public Access and NIH Manuscript Submission - Useful Resources & Tools includes information about how to address copyright and how to submit and cite papers. It also has links to the NIH Manuscript Submission System and to the PMID:PMCID converter tool for translating PUBMed Identifiers (PMID) to PMC Identifiers (PMCID) or vice versa.

According to the NIH Public Access Policy, "Final, peer-reviewed manuscripts must be posted to the NIHMS upon acceptance for publication, and be made publicly available on PMC no later than 12 months after the official date of publication."