Research Compliance Services



Date of this Version

March 2008


Questions: Paul Royster, Coordinator of Scholarly Communications, UNL Libraries
402 472-3628


When submitting an article based on NIH-funded research—

Attach the following (include it in the cover letter or, if necessary, incorporate it into the text):

The research described or reported in this article was performed with public funding from the National Institutes of Health. Federal law requires that the authors of this work deposit a publicly accessible electronic version of the accepted manuscript in PubMed Central ( Submission of this article is made with the reservation of the author’s right to make this deposit, with public access subject to a reasonable embargo period that may be stipulated by the publisher and may not exceed 12 months from publication.


When your article is accepted, and before you sign away your author rights —

Attach this language to your contract, copyright transfer, or permission to publish agreement:

Journal acknowledges that Author retains the right to provide a copy of the final manuscript to the NIH upon acceptance for Journal publication, for public archiving in PubMed Central as soon as possible but no later than 12 months after publication by Journal.