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Publishers that Will Deposit a Specific Paper in PubMed Central on Request


The table below lists publishers that will support authors in posting papers to PMC, either using Method B or Method D. If a journal is not listed under Method A, and the journal publisher is not listed here, authors must use submission Method C and deposit the final peer-reviewed manuscript in PMC via the NIH Manuscript Submission system (NIHMS). See Submission Methods for more instructions about the submission process.

Method B
Author asks publisher to deposit specific final published article in PMC, usually for a fee.

Method D
Publisher deposits the final peer-reviewed manuscript into NIHMS. Authors and awardees are responsible for ensuring that the manuscript is deposited into the NIHMS upon acceptance for publication. The Author must complete all remaining steps in the NIHMS in order for the submission to be accepted.

The publisher programs that have this arrangement with NIH are:

  • ACS AuthorChoice
  • APA Open Access
  • American Psychiatric Publishing Funder-Supported Public Access
  • BMJ Open Access
  • Cambridge Open Access
  • ERJ Open
  • European Society of Endocrinology Open Access
  • Hogrefe OpenMind
  • Informa Healthcare Open Access
  • Journal of Visualized Experiments : JoVE
  • Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Open Access
  • Maney MORE Open Choice
  • NPG Open Access
  • Palgrave Open
  • Portland Press Opt2Pay
  • Radiographics
  • Radiology
  • RSM Open
  • Royal College of Psychiatrists Open Access
  • Royal Society of Chemistry
  • SAGE Choice
  • Society for Endocrinology Open Access
  • Society for Reproduction and Fertility Open Access
  • Springer Open Choice
  • Taylor & Francis Open Select
  • The Journal of Immunology Author Choice
  • Wiley-Blackwell Online Open

Please contact the respective journals directly for details on their programs.

The publishers that perform this service for their authors are:

  • AME Publishing
  • American Association For Cancer Research
  • American Association Of Immunologists
  • American Psychological Association
  • Begell House Publishers
  • Cambridge University Press
  • Elsevier
  • Entomological Society of America
  • Future Medicine Ltd
  • Healthcare Bulletin
  • Institute Of Physics
  • John Wiley And Sons Publishing
  • Karger Publishing
  • Lippincott, Williams And Wilkins
  • Nature Publishing Group
  • New England Journal Of Medicine
  • Radiation Research Society
  • Royal Society Of Chemistry
  • Sage Publications
  • Society for Endocrinology And Bioscientifica Ltd
  • Springer Publishing
  • University of California Press
  • Taylor And Francis Group
  • World Scientific Publishing

These publishers have an arrangement with NIH to deposit individual final published articles in PubMed Central (PMC) on a case-by-case basis. These journals do not automatically deposit every NIH-funded paper in PMC. Rather, the author can choose to arrange with the journal for the deposit of a specific article; this usually involves choosing the journal’s fee-based open access option for publishing that article. 

Authors using this submission method are responsible for ensuring that the journal deposits the article in PMC to be made publicly available no later than 12 months after publication, in accordance with the NIH Public Access Policy.  

These publishers have volunteered to deposit a final peer-reviewed manuscript to the NIHMS when they determine that it falls under the NIH Public Access Policy. 

NIH has no formal relationship with these publishers. Authors and awardees are responsible for ensuring that the manuscript is deposited into the NIHMS upon acceptance for publication, in accordance with the NIH Public Access Policy.