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A. General Information
1. What is the NIH Public Access Policy?
2. What is PubMed Central?
3. Where can I get information about a medical or health related topic?
For Investigators, Awardees, and NIH Staff
B. Scope of the Policy
1. Does the NIH Public Access Policy apply to me?
2. To what types of articles does the NIH Public Access Policy apply?
3. My article is based on research only partially funded by NIH. Is the article required to be submitted?
4. My article is based on research funded by a grant or cooperative agreement that expired before Fiscal Year 2008. Is the article required to be submitted?
5. My article is based on research funded by a contract awarded before April 7, 2008. Is the article required to be submitted?
6. Can I submit articles accepted for publication prior to April 7, 2008?
7. Am I responsible for articles that arise from my NIH funded project for which I am not an author?
8. Is the NIH Public Access Policy a condition of award?
9. Will compliance with the NIH Public Access Policy affect the outcome of the application review?
C. How to Comply With the Policy
1. What do I have to do to comply with the NIH Public Access Policy?
2. Whose approval do I need to submit my article to PubMed Central?
3. Can NIH provide language that could be used in a copyright agreement between an author or institution and a publisher?
4. A publisher says that an NIH-funded article cannot be deposited under the NIH Public Access Policy. What should I do?
5. What is the difference between a final peer-reviewed manuscript and final published article?
6. How do I include the PubMed Central reference number in my citations?
D. What Needs to Be Submitted
1. The journal that published my work routinely deposits its articles in PubMed Central. Do I have to submit my article myself?
2. I plan to publish in an open access journal. Do I have to submit my article?
3. My article is already listed in PubMed. Do I have to submit my article?
4. My article is available on the publisher's web site. Do I have to submit my article?
E. How to Submit Articles to NIH/PubMed Central
1. How do I submit an article to NIH/PubMed Central?
2. What is the relationship between PubMed Central and the NIH Manuscript Submission system?
3. Will NIH pay for publication costs?
4. My article has multiple authors and/or is funded from multiple NIH sources. Who should submit the article?
F. Policy Background
1. Can authors and publishers continue to assert copyright in scientific publications resulting from NIH funding?
2. What is the difference between the NIH Public Access Policy and Open Access?
3. How does the NIH Public Access Policy differ from the 2003 NIH Data Sharing Policy?
4. How many publications arise from NIH funds each year?