National Institutes of Health (NIH) PubMed Central (PMC)

PMC is a free digital archive of full-text scientific literature in biomedical and life sciences. With a mandate to collect and preserve biomedical literature, PMC serves as a digital counterpart to the National Library of Medicine’s extensive print journal collection.

Deposits in PMC are made by participating publishers or by the author(s) subject to compliance with the NIH Public Access Policy  and similar policies of other research funding agencies.

If your paper was supported by federal funding and is subject to the Public Access Policy, you may deposit your paper in PMC using Method C. Method C is initiated by the author. We do not deposit papers in PMC. During the depositing process, please note our embargo period of 3 months for authors who did not purchase the Open Access option. For authors who purchased Open Access, the embargo is lifted.

If additional questions arise, contact the journal offices.