NIH Public Access Requirements
New regulations require NIH recipients to make their articles accessible in PubMed Central. The RUL/NIH Submission Service makes it easy.
Send your article files to the Rutgers University Libraries (RUL) using the link below, and we will submit your articles to PubMed Central for you.
Why use the RUL/NIH Submission Service? Because we will do the copyright research and submission work for you:
- We will determine if your publisher automatically submits articles to NIH’s PubMed Central. If not:
- We will inform the journal that the article is subject to NIH policy, and ascertain that the publication agreement allows the article to be submitted to NIH. Then we will make the article deposit on your behalf.
- If we find that your journal publisher’s policy does not permit you to submit your articles to PubMed Central, we will provide you with a Publisher Agreement Addendum which will allow you to do so.
- When the research is complete, we will deposit your article files to both PubMed Central and RUcore – the Rutgers University Community Repository.
Why do we deposit your article in RUcore as well as PubMed?
- RUcore provides an additional open source access point for the intellectual property of RU faculty and departments, thus enhancing the possibility that your articles will be found by other researchers.
- We can provide an RUcore "portal" for your personal or departmental web pages to extend access to scholars visiting these sites.
- RUcore provides archiving and preservation services that ensure that your articles will persist in digital form despite ever-changing technologies.
- We will provide download statistics from RUcore for your articles.
More information about the new NIH Public Access Requirements
- Policy details and FAQs are available at the NIH Public Access Page.
- The Association of Research Libraries (ARL)'s NIH Guide for Universities explains the significance of the policy and provides advice to authors on how they can retain their rights while ensuring compliance with the policy.
- Important dates for faculty compliance:
April 7, 2008 - all peer-reviewed articles arising from NIH funds that are accepted for publication on or after April 7th, 2008, must be submitted to PubMed Central.
May 25, 2008 - NIH applications, proposals, and progress reports must include the PubMed Central reference number when citing an article that falls under the policy.