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The author makes arrangements with the publisher to post NIH funded paper to PMC. This usually involves choosing the publisher's fee-based open access option.
Method B Journals and Publishers
The author or PI or a delegate deposits the final peer-reviewed manuscript in the NIH Manuscript Submission system (NIHMS). The author or PI is responsible for completing approval steps and ensuring that the final peer-reviewed manuscript is deposited in the NIHMS.
The publisher deposits the final peer-reviewed manuscript into the NIHMS. The author or awardee is responsible for completing approval steps and ensuring that the final peer-reviewed manuscript is deposited in the NIHMS.
Method D Publishers
More information about these four submission methods is available.