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NIHMS: What to Do

The NIH Manuscript Submission System (NIHMS)

The National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) is part of the United States National Library of Medicine (NLM), a branch of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). PubMed Central (PMC) was created in 2000 as part of the National Library of Medicine’s (NLM) full-text repository.

NIHMS  facilitates the submission of peer-reviewed articles from authors, PD/PIs, and publishers for inclusion in PubMed Central (PMC) in support of the NIH Public Access Policy (NIHPA).

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What are the NIHMS steps for submission?

The NIHMS system allows authors, delegates, PD/PIs, and publishers to submit manuscripts for conversion into an XML document to be included in PubMed Central (PMC). Depositing manuscripts into NIHMS is a multi-step process, as seen below.

NIHMS Process

The NIHMS Help Desk

What they do:
    • Assist customers navigating the NIH manuscript submission system and approval process
    • Inform customers about alternative submission methods
    • Refer customers to Public Access Policy support staff as needed

How do I contact the NIHMS Help Desk?

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Last Reviewed: February 24, 2023