NIH Public Access Compliance - Case Western Reserve University

NIH Public Access Compliance
Cleveland Health Sciences Library
Case Western Reserve University
Kathleen C. Blazar
NIH Public Access Homepage
The law states:
• The Director of the National Institutes of Health
shall require that all investigators funded by the
NIH submit or have submitted for them to the
National Library of Medicine’s PubMed Central an
electronic version of their final, peer-reviewed
manuscripts upon acceptance for publication, to
be made publicly available no later than 12
months after the official date of publication:
Provided, That the NIH shall implement the public
access policy in a manner consistent with
copyright law.
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• Peer-reviewed journal publications
– No abstracts, no proceedings if not peer-reviewed, no
editorials, no letters, no review articles, no book chapters
• Accepted after April 7, 2008
• Any NIH grant
• PI does not need to be an author, but if the PI’s grant is
cited, the PI is responsible
• Grant numbers are supplied by the publisher, or,
• Papers are listed on progress reports
• PMCIDs must always be included in NIH
• Before you sign a publication agreement or
similar copyright transfer agreement, make sure
that the agreement allows the paper to be posted
to PubMed Central (PMC) in accordance with the
NIH Public Access Policy. Final, peer-reviewed
manuscripts must be posted to the NIHMS upon
acceptance for publication, and be made publicly
available on PMC no later than 12 months after
the official date of publication.
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Submission Methods
• 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
manuscript in PMC via
• Method D
Author completes
submission of final peerreviewed manuscript
deposited by publisher in
Publishers information
• Most publishers’ web sites maintain
information about NIH Compliance
• Look at the information for authors
• Some of the current policies did not exist a
few years ago
PubMed or PubMed Central
• PubMed comprises more
than 23 million citations for
biomedical literature from
MEDLINE, life science
journals, and online books.
Citations may include links
to full-text content from
PubMed Central and
publisher web sites.
PubMed Central
• PMC is a free full-text
archive of biomedical and
life sciences journal
literature at the U.S.
National Institutes of
Health's National Library of
Medicine (NIH/NLM).
PMID from PubMed
• The accession number in
the database of citations to
the literature – refers to an
entry which may have other
links to full text elsewhere
• Not an indication that the
full text of an article is
available at NIH
PMCID from PubMed Central
• The accession number to
the full text article on the
NIH server known as
PubMed Central.
• Someone made a concerted
effort to upload the article
to this repository – the
author, the publisher -
Open Access
• Open-access (OA) literature is digital, online,
free of charge, and free of most copyright and
licensing restrictions
• Available from
NIH’s Public Access
• The Public Access Policy ensures that the public has
access to the published results of NIH-funded research.
It requires scientists to submit final peer-reviewed
journal manuscripts that arise from NIH funds to the
digital archive PubMed Central
( The Policy
requires that these final peer-reviewed manuscripts be
accessible to the public on PubMed Central to help
advance science and improve human health.
• Available from
My NCBI and My Bibliography
• My NCBI is a tool that retains user information and
database preferences to provide customized services for
many NCBI databases. It allows you to save searches, select
display formats, filtering options, and set up automatic
searches that are sent by e-mail. My NCBI users can save
their citations (journal articles, books, meetings, patents
and presentations) in My Bibliography and manage peer
review article compliance with the NIH Public Access Policy.
My NCBI includes additional features that allow for setting
up preferences for displaying and filtering search results,
highlighting search terms and setting LinkOut, Outside Tool
and Document Delivery preferences.
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My Bibliography
• 2010 - required for eRA Commons users
• 2012 – automatically updates to include
citations associated to grants
• 2013 – create PDF reports for paper progress
• 2013 – SciENCV to create online personal
My Bibliography - My NCBI Help - NCBI
Look for the section on
Compliance Statuses
My Bibliography
Use eRA Commons login
Manage My Bibliography
Add citations from PubMed
Add citations manually for other materials
From AWARD display, associate funding
Create Award Compliance Report - PDF
Share and delegate
So, what are you going to do?
• Apply for grant – bib. must have all authors, all
PMCIDs, URLs of free full text
• Get grant! –YAY!!!
• Do research
• Publish results in peer-reviewed journal
• Be sure manuscript is submitted to PubMed
• Put citation in My Bibliography and associate with
• Always include PMCIDs with NIH correspondence
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