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NIH Public Access Policy: NIHMS

What is NIHMS?

The NIH Manuscript Submission System (NIHMS) is a tool for authors and publishers to deposit electronic version of peer-reviewed final manuscripts to prepare the work for posting to PubMed Central (PMC). Papers in the NIHMS are assigned an identifier (NIHMSID).

NIHMS Screenshot

The Submission Process

Did You Know?

NIHMS can be searched by a PMID or the NIHMSID to find the status of the work in NIHMS.

Note: You can only locate records by PMID if the record in NIHMS is matched to a PubMed record.

Log in to NIHMS.

If you have an eRA Commons account, select the NIH & eRA Commons route. If you do not have an eRA Commons username, select the My NCBI route.If you do not have a My NCBI account, you will be prompted to create an account.

Once you are logged in, the Find Manuscript feature is at the upper right side of the page. Use the drop-down menu to select PubMed ID or NIHMSID.