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NIH Manuscript Submission System (NIHMS)
Authors (or someone they delegate) can submit the final peer-reviewed manuscript (not the final published version) to the NIH Manuscript Submission System (NIHMS). Submitting to NIHMS is the only way an author can submit manuscripts to be added into PMC, if the journal publisher doesn't deposit it for them.
This guide includes instructions for completing a typical submission, also see these additional tutorials:
- Instructions for authors and PIs submitting a manuscript
- Instructions for submitting a manuscript on behalf of an author or PI (3rd-party login)
- Sign-In Help
Note: If you aren't sure if you need to or should submit your article to NIHMS, check Does it Apply to your paper?
Note: Email notifications from NIHMS letting authors/PI's know a submission is ready for approval will come from:
Navigating the NIH Manuscript Submission Process [Video]
This video (9:48) gives you detailed help in submitting, reviewing, and approving your manuscript in the NIHMS (NIH Manuscript Submission) system. The NIHMS supports deposit of manuscripts into PubMed Central (PMC) as required by the public access policies of NIH and other participating funding agencies.