• 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 three versions available for each help topic: a hyperlinked HTML display, a QuickTime movie, and a PDF file.

Submission Help for Principal Investigators (PI)

Submission Help for Non-PI Submitters

* 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

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