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NIH Public Access Policy: Submission Process

Using My NCBI

My NCBI can be used to:

  • Save PubMed searches and automatically send updated search results
  • Save collections of citations from PubMed searches
  • Customize your PubMed display for filters and results

You can use My NCBI to manage your research output:

  • Link your eRA Commons and My NCBI accounts
  • Save your own citations or manually enter them into My Bibliography
  • Generate your NIH Biosketch using SciENcv
  • Associate your publications with your NIH awards
  • Generate a PDF of publications to submit with your Research Performance Progress Reports
  • Check whether your publications comply with the NIH Public Access Policy
  • Start the compliance process for your articles.


USING NIH Manuscript Submission System (NIHMS)

Items submitted to the NIHMS System must be approved 2 separate times--once to approve the PDF receipt and again to approve the Web version.

For instructions, see the NIHMS step-by-step tutorials or FAQ page.

NIHMS will send authors an email to let them know a submission is ready for approval.