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Scholarly Communication & Related Issues: NIH Mandate

Scholarly communication is the life-blood of the university’s teaching and research mission. Issues of copyright, intellectual property rights, and the long-term preservation of digital assets are posing new challenges to faculty, schools, & librarians.
URL: https://guides.lib.uci.edu/ScholarlyCommunication

How to Comply with NIH Mandate

HOW TO COMPLY

The Policy applies to any manuscript that:

  • Is peer-reviewed;
  • And, is accepted for publication in a journal on or after April 7, 2008;
  • And, arises from:
    • Any direct funding from an NIH grant or cooperative agreement active in Fiscal Year 2008 or beyond, or;
    • Any direct funding from an NIH contract signed on or after April 7, 2008, or;
    • Any direct funding from the NIH Intramural Program

UCI Documentation - How to Comply with NIH Mandate
UCI Department of Education, February 2013.

US Federal Funder Public Access Policies

Agencies that sponsor research are interested in maximizing the value of that research. Increasingly, this means requiring the recipients of grants to make the results of their research – both scholarly articles and the data supporting them – freely available to the public.

Submit a Paper to NIH

Submit Paper to PubMed Central

 There are four methods to ensure that an applicable paper is submitted to PubMed Central (PMC) in compliance with the NIH Public Access Policy. Authors may use whichever method is most appropriate for them and consistent with their publishing agreement. The table below provides an overview of the submission methods. Links can be opened with CTRL-Click. See notes below the table, under “Method B”, for information about several publishers whose journals School of Education investigators often publish in.

 

Method A 
Journal deposits final published articles in PMC without author involvement

Method B 
Author asks publisher to deposit specific final published article in PMC

Method C  
Author deposits final peer-reviewed manuscript in PMC via the NIHMS

Method D
Author completes submission of final peer-reviewed manuscript deposited by publisher in the NIHMS

Version of paper submitted

Final Published Article

Final Published Article

Final Peer-Reviewed Manuscript

Final Peer-Reviewed Manuscript

Task 1: Who starts the deposit process?

Publisher

Publisher

Author or designee, via NIHMS

Publisher

Task 2: Who approves paper for processing?

Publisher

Publisher

Author, via NIHMS

Author, via NIHMS

Task 3: Who approves paper for Pub Med Central display?

Publisher

Publisher

Author, via NIHMS

Author, via NIHMS

Participating journal/publisher

Method A Journals

Make arrangements with these publishers

Check publishing agreement

Make arrangements with these publishers

Who is responsible?

NIH Awardee

NIH Awardee

NIH Awardee

NIH Awardee

To cite papers, from acceptance for publication to 3 months post publication

PMCID or “PMC Journal- In Process”

PMCID or “PMC Journal- In Process”

PMCID or NIHMSID

PMCID or NIHMSID

To cite papers, 3 months post publication and beyond

PMCID

PMCID

PMCID

PMCID

 

Method A: Publish in a journal that deposits all final published articles in PubMed Central (PMC) without author involvement

Method B: Make arrangements to have the publisher deposit a specific final published article in PubMed Central

Method C: Deposit the final peer-reviewed manuscript in PubMed Central yourself via the NIH Manuscript Submission System (NIHMS)

Method D: Complete the submission process for a final peer-reviewed manuscript that the publisher has deposited in the NIH Manuscript Submission System (NIHMS)

Help

To get help with any of these databases, or if you have problems logging in contact:

  • Mitchell Brown
  • 230 Science Library
  • Office: 949-824-9732
  • mcbrown@uci.edu

 

NIH Mandate & Updates

 In March, 2009, President Obama signed the 2009 Consolidated Appropriations Act, which includes a provision making the NIH Public Access Policy permanent. Previously it was subject to annual renewal.

Taxpayer Access

What is "Taxpayer Access"?

Access to scientific and medical publications has lagged behind the wide reach of the Internet into U.S. homes and institutions. Subscription barriers limits U.S. taxpayer access to research that has been paid for with public funds.
Taxpayer access removes these barriers by making the peer-reviewed results of taxpayer-funded research available online, and for no extra charge to the American public.  Public hearings were held in the House of Representatives in Summer 2010 on public access to publicly funded research.