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No matter which method of submission used, the author (in NIH language, the Reviewer) must approve the submission. NIHMS will send an email to the Reviewer confirming the receipt of the manuscript and include a link to the submission for final approval. Manuscripts will not be posted to PMC without final approval from the author.
Publisher submits article or manuscript
Submit the final peer-reviewed manuscript yourself
NIH has very good web tutorials for principal investigators, authors, and non-PI submitters.
Both PIs and non-PIs can submit manuscripts. No matter who submits, the author (Reviewer) must approve the submission.
Ask the library to submit your final peer-reviewed manuscript
The Hardin Library for the Health Sciences will submit your manuscript to NIHMS in compliance with the NIH Public Access Policy on your behalf as a third-party submitter. For us to submit your manuscript we will need the following information and materials sent to firstname.lastname@example.org:
- PI Author name and email
- Title of the journal
- Title of the manuscript
- Grant number (full alpha numeric number)
- Manuscript files (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, TIFF, JPEG, PDF, etc)
- Supplemental data or images associated with the manuscript
- Embargo period as specified by publisher and any other known publisher instructions
Once the manuscript has been submitted to NIHMS by the Hardin Library, NIHMS will send an email to the author (Reviewer) confirming the receipt of the manuscript and include a link to the submission for final approval. Manuscripts will not be posted to PMC without final approval from the author.