About the Mandate
This mandate ensures that NIH-funded research is available, free of cost, to the public in PubMed Central (PMC).
All investigators who receive NIH funding must submit, upon acceptance for publication, a Word Document version of their final peer-reviewed manuscript (including graphs and supplemental materials).
Do I Need to Submit My Manuscript?
Manuscripts that meet the following criteria must be submited to the NIH:
- Peer-reviewed journal articles; not dissertations, book chapters, conference proceedings, or letters to the editor
- Accepted for publication after April 7, 2008
- Arose from any direct funding (including partial funding) from an NIH grant or cooperative agreement active in Fiscal Year 2008 or beyond, or any direct funding from an NIH contract signed on or after April 7, 2008, or any direct funding from the NIH Intramural Program, or an NIH employee
Note: if your manuscript includes research supported by any of the following CCSG Supported Research Facilities, you must submit to the NIH and acknowledge the Core Grant and the facility:
A full description of applicability is available from the NIH Public Access website.