Handy checklist to ensure compliance with the NIH Mandate.
This is a quick review of the steps for compliance with the NIH Public Access Policy. Use the other tabs in this Guide to find more detailed information. Print out the 1-page PDF and check tasks off as you go.
Our thanks to the University of Washington Health Sciences Library for developing the original checklist from which this was adapted.
Step 1: Prepare the manuscript
Review the journal's Instructions to Authors for any specific information or instructions related to the NIH Public Access Policy.
Designate someone (PI, author, staff member) to ensure that the manuscript moves along in the process to deposit in PubMed Central. Ultimately, the PI is responsible.
If you are an author but not the PI, notify PI that you are working on a manuscript so s/he can plan to follow its progress.