CRN Authorship & the NIH Public Access Policy
Most NIH-funded investigators are aware that the NIH Public Access Policy applies to any peer-reviewed publications that result from NIH funding. This legislation requires that journal articles reporting on NIH-funded research be deposited into the National Library of Medicine's online archive, PubMed Central, within 12 months of publication. This policy has been active since NIH Fiscal Year 2008 (beginning October 1, 2007).
The NIH Public Access Policy applies to any manuscript that:
The Public Access Policy As It Applies to CRN Manuscripts
The Cancer Research Network is an NIH cooperative agreement that has been active continuously since 1999. The Public Access Policy applies to any peer-reviewed journal publications that result from funding through the NCI's CRN and that meet the other criteria listed above. Authors who have questions about whether a written work is a CRN manuscript should consult the Publications Committee by e-mailing the CRN Coordinating Center.
NIH Manuscript Submission System
To facilitate submission of articles to PubMed Central (PMC), NIH developed the NIH Manuscript Submission (NIHMS) system. The NIH provides detailed online instructions. These instructions include essential procedures such as copyright and a list of journals which automatically submit to PMC. Some journals will submit manuscripts to PMC on behalf of their authors. When this happens, authors still have to provide the associated award information, and review and approve the article. The NIHMS will contact them by e-mail to do so.
Steps for CRN Authors
When your CRN papers are accepted for publication, here is what you need to know about submitting them to the NIHMS:
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