The Endocrine Society Works on Behalf of Authors to Comply with NIH Public Access Policy
Submission of Final Edited Published Articles to PubMed Central Implemented by The Endocrine Society on Behalf of Authors
Starting January 1, 2008, The Endocrine Society is depositing the final edited published articles of all accepted manuscripts funded by the National Institutes of Health to PubMed Central (PMC) on behalf of authors who indicate NIH funding. These authors will not be obligated to submit their unedited accepted manuscripts to the PMC archive as required by the NIH Public Access Policy (NOT-OD-08-033). The Endocrine Society instead will deposit the final edited article for you. Following the 12-month embargo from the print issue publication, PMC will post the HTML version and NIH will provide a link to the journal on the PMC website.
The abstract will be posted by PubMed soon after the manuscript is accepted by the journal. PMC will supply a reference number (called PMCID) with the abstract for the use on any NIH applications, proposals, and progress reports. Authors will find the PMCID on PubMed at the bottom right side of their abstract.
If you wish to submit your accepted unedited manuscript to PubMed Central, click here.
The Endocrine Society Supports Sustainable Open Access
The Endocrine Society supports the widest possible dissemination of science. Accepted manuscripts are posted after acceptance and available to subscribers as Rapid Electronic Publications at our journals online Web sites. These accepted manuscripts are discoverable by search engines such as Google. Your published accepted manuscripts therefore already are available to the research community and to the public at The Endocrine Society journals online Web site, independent of any dissemination through PMC.
The Wellcome Trust requires electronic copies of any research papers that are accepted for publication in a peer-reviewed journal, and are supported in whole or in part by Wellcome Trust funding, be made available through PMC and UK PMC as soon as possible and in any event within 6 months of the journal publisher's official date of final publication. The Endocrine Society will offer authors supported by the Wellcome Trust the option of meeting the publication requirements of the Trust by paying for an open access option. The cost to authors would be $3,000, and would presumably be paid by the Wellcome Trust. Authors who wish to have their papers with immediate access should contact the appropriate Journal office upon acceptance of their paper.
If you have questions about the specific NIH submission requirements, please see http://nihms.nih.gov. For questions regarding The Endocrine Society policies, please contact the editorial office of the journal to which you are submitting.
Revised and posted: 21 July 2009