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Reminder: Preparation is Key to Avoiding Delays in Funding
As you plan a paper or support one with your NIH award, discuss with the authors how the paper and the NIH awards that support it will comply with the Public Access Policy.
*All articles that fall under the NIH Public Access Policy, whether in press or in print, must include evidence of compliance in all of your NIH applications and reports. Below is a simplified version of steps to make an article compliant.
The NIH Public Access Policy ensures that the public has access to the published results of NIH funded research. Authors are required to submit final peer-reviewed journal manuscripts that arise from NIH funds to the digital archive PubMed Central immediately upon acceptance for publication. To help advance science and improve human health, the policy requires that these articles are accessible to the public on PubMed Central no later than 12 months after publication.
If the article meets these items in the check list it must submitted in PubMed Central.