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APC Funding Pilot

The NIH Library offers article processing charge (APC) support to NIH employees for the following publishers:

Company of Biologists

Unlimited APC coverage is available for both hybrid and fully open access journals and includes the following journal titles:

Do I have to submit my manuscript to PubMed Central?

As noted on the NIH public access website, your peer-reviewed papers should be submitted to PubMed Central (PMC) immediately upon acceptance for publication by a journal. PMC will make these papers publicly available within 12 months of publication. The Policy applies to all peer-reviewed papers that you author or co-author as part of your NIH or NIH-funded duties, even if the corresponding author or other authors are not supported by NIH.

There are four methods to ensure that an applicable paper is submitted to PubMed Central (PMC) in compliance with the NIH Public Access Policy. Authors may use whichever method is most appropriate for them and consistent with their publishing agreement. Click on the method in the table below for details.

 

Method A
Journal deposits final published articles in PubMed Central without author involvement

Method B
Author asks publisher to deposit specific final published article in PMC

Method C
Author deposits final peer-reviewed manuscript in PMC via the NIHMS

Method D
Author completes submission of final peer-reviewed manuscript deposited by publisher in the NIHMS

Version of Paper Submitted

Final Published Article

Final Published Article

Final Peer-Reviewed Manuscript

Final Peer-Reviewed Manuscript

Task 1: Who starts the deposit process?

Publisher

Publisher

Author or designee, via NIHMS

Publisher

Task 2: Who approves paper for processing?

Publisher

Publisher

Author, via NIHMS

Author, via NIHMS

Task 3: Who approves paper for Pub Med Central display?

Publisher

Publisher

Author, via NIHMS

Author, via NIHMS

Participating journal/publisher

Method A Journals

Make arrangements with these publishers

Check publishing agreement

Check publishing agreement

Who is Responsible?

NIH Awardee

NIH Awardee

NIH Awardee

NIH Awardee

To cite papers, from acceptance for publication to 3 months post publication

PMCID or “PMC Journal- In Process”

PMCID or “PMC Journal- In Process”

PMCID or NIHMSID

PMCID or NIHMSID

To cite papers, 3 months post publication and beyond

PMCID

PMCID

PMCID

PMCID

Editing

The NIH Library provides editing services and suggests resources to assist authors with getting manuscripts ready for journal submission. As a free service, we provide light and medium editing for NIH- and HHS-related work. Authors who submit a request for editing will have their manuscript returned with suggested edits marked in MS Word track changes. Providing editing results in this manor, allows authors to clearly see suggestions and decide what best fits their needs.

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