If you are funded by the US National Institute of Health (NIH) and chose to publish your article traditionally in a subscription-based model (without open access), we are happy to deposit the author’s accepted version of your article in the repository PubMed Central.
The accepted manuscript version of the article will be opened up 12 months after publication. If this is of interest for you, please fill in the following form. If you are not funded by the NIH, you don’t need to fill in this form. Publication of your article at springerlink.com will not be affected.
We will upload the accepted manuscript version of your article to the NIH Manuscript Submission System (NIHMS). Note that the uploaded article version equals to the final accepted manuscript after peer-review and thus, does not include any corrections you will carry out at a later stage (e.g. during proofing).
Once your article is uploaded, you will receive email notification from NIHMS, asking you for approval of the upload to PubMed Central. When you have approved the upload, a web version of the article will be created by PubMed Central. Upon your approval of the web version, the PMCID will be created and can be found in the NIHMS. As soon as the article is displayed at PubMed Central, you will be able to find the PMCID by searching for your article.
All PubMed Central content is mirrored at Europe PubMed Central. If we submit your article to PubMed Central, it will appear in Europe PubMed Central as well.
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