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Federal Agencies Public Access Policies: NIHMS

This guide is intended for use by the researchers at Rutgers University. It covers an overview and requirements of the policy, addressing copyright issues, submission methods, citing PMCID, and how to manage compliance.

NIH Manuscript Submission System (NIHMS)

NIHMS ( allows you to you to submit an electronic version of your peer-reviewed final manuscript for inclusion in PubMed Central. In January 2015, the NIHMS system was redesigned with a new look. 

Below is the screen capture to show how to log into NIHMS:

Tutorials on NIHMS

The NIHMS System User's Guide to Submitting a Manuscript  -  This user’s guide gives you step-by-step instructions on how to submit and approve manuscripts so that they may be placed in PMC for permanent archiving.

NIHMS System Slide Show Help  - The NIHMS System Slide Shows demonstrate how to perform various actions in a step-by-step fashion and are illustrated with screen captures.

Health Sciences Information & Education / Research Services Librarian; ORCID:

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Yingting Zhang
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