• What is the NIH Public Access Policy? The NIH maintains a web page with information relating to the Public Access Policy.
  • Do you have questions about the submission process? Refer to the NIHMS FAQ. Illustrated submission tutorials are also available.
  • Publishers may find information on how to submit on behalf of authors as well as other concerns in the Publisher FAQ.
  • The NIHMS also maintains a help desk to assist users with manuscript submissions, and answer any questions related to the submission process. Contact the help desk with your queries.
  • Email questions and comments regarding the NIH Public Access Policy to PublicAccess@nih.gov.

NIHMS System Slide Show Help

The NIHMS System Slide Shows demonstrate how to perform various actions in a step-by-step fashion and are illustrated with screen captures.

There are two versions available for each help topic: a hyperlinked HTML display, and a PDF file.

Submission Help for Authors

  • How do I submit a manuscript from a journal that does not participate in PubMed Central (PMC)?*
  • How do I approve the PDF Receipt when someone else submitted a manuscript on my behalf?
  • How do I review and approve the Web version of my manuscript?

Submission Help for Non-Author Submitters

  • How do I submit a manuscript for an author from a journal that does not participate in PMC?*

* PMC-participating journals provide the final published article to the NIH. Authors that publish in these journals do not need to submit articles to NIH via NIHMS.

Miscellaneous Help Items

  • Grant Assistance: How do I search for grants and projects in the NIHMS System database?
  • Adding grants: How do I Add Grants when a publisher submits the manuscript?

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