NIH Public Access Policy Compliance: Does This Policy Apply to My Work?

NIH Public Access Policy

The Policy applies to any manuscript that:

  • Arises from NIH funded or co-funded research
  • Is accepted for publication in a journal on or after April 7, 2008
  • Is peer reviewed

Public Access Policy Flow Chart

Info graphic to help determine if the article falls under the NIH Public Access Policy

courtesy Duke University Libraries

What is Not Covered by the Policy?

The policy does not apply to:

  • Books and book chapters
  • Dissertations
  • Articles accepted for publication prior to April 7, 2008
  • Articles not funded in any part by the NIH
  • Articles that are not peer-reviewed (e.g., editorials)