NIH has started enforcement actions of its Public Access Policy. ‘NIH will delay processing of non-competing continuation grant awards (NCCGA) if publications arising from that award are not in compliance with the NIH public access policy.’
See the full NIH statement.
Watch an eight minute video tutorial on the NIH Public Access Policy.
The NIH Public Access Policy was originally established in 2005, and compliance with the policy became mandatory in April of 2008.
UAMS Contacts for NIH Public Access Policy Questions
If you would like assistance communicating with the publisher, and/or submitting your manuscript and files, please call or email Susan Steelman [email@example.com / 686-6737]. Susan will be happy to assist in the submission process.
The following steps must be followed to be in compliance with the NIH Public Access Policy:
If the publisher does not deposit articles in PubMed Central automatically or by request (as outlined below), the author must retain the right to deposit his/her articles in PubMed Central. A UAMS form letter which can be sent with article submissions to publishers outlining this requirement is available by selecting this link. UAMS authors should insure that the copyright agreement they sign with the publisher includes the right for them to submit articles to PMC within 12 months of publication.
Watch a video on Submitting an Article to PubMed Central (WMV Video – 12:01).
For a video demonstrating author tasks, see Approving Submission of an Article to PubMed Central (WMV Video – 6:26).
Click on the NIH Manuscript Submission System icon to begin the submission process or go to http://www.nihms.nih.gov/
The following are the four methods of submitting manuscripts to PubMed Central:
Principal investigators and their institutions are held responsible for making sure that all progress reports, and proposals for new or continuing funding, have PMCID numbers included for each article listed in the reports. Even if the PI is not one of the authors of an article related to the project for which s/he is the PI, s/he is still responsible for making sure that all articles are submitted to PMC and that the PMCID numbers are included in the reports. Citing may be done in one of three ways:
Compliance with the NIH Public Access Policy is a term and condition of NIH grants and contracts. NIH holds the principal investigator and his or her institution responsible for ensuring compliance, including compliance for sub-recipients. NIH program staff will check all reports and proposals for new or continuing funding to see if PMCID numbers are included. If some numbers are missing, an NIH Program Officer will send the Program Director or Principal Investigator a list of article citations with missing numbers and ask for the numbers to be provided, or for an explanation for why the numbers are not yet available. If the PI or institution does not provide the information and continues to fail to comply with the policy, NIH may take enforcement actions, which may include the following:
For more information, to schedule presentations about or for assistance in complying with the NIH Public Access Policy, contact Sheila Thomas (firstname.lastname@example.org 501-686-6736) or Susan Steelman (email@example.com, 501-686-6737) in the UAMS Library. Information is also available at NIH’s website at http://publicaccess.nih.gov/.
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