Before you sign a publication agreement or similar copyright transfer agreement, make sure that the agreement allows the paper to be posted to PubMed Central (PMC) in accordance with the NIH Public Access Policy. Final, peer-reviewed manuscripts must be submitted to the NIH Manuscript Submission System (NIHMS) upon acceptance for publication, and be made publicly available on PMC no later than 12 months after the official date of publication.
Currently most publishers acknowledge your right to submit the final peer-reviewed manuscript to PMC.
For additional information on publisher's policies:
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Cite NIH grant numbers in the article acknowledgement section!
Include NIH funding information in your copyright transfer agreement or publication agreement.