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NIH Public Access Policy

The instructions on this page provide steps to ensure compliance with the NIH Public Access Policy.

Claiming an NIHMS Record

Sometimes the person selected to be responsible for completing or approving an NIHMS submission may not be able or willing to complete the process.  In this case one of the other PIs or authors of the paper can submit a request to 'claim' the record and complete the remaining steps.

  1. Log in to NIHMS.
  2. On your Manuscript List, click the Stalled tab to view the stalled records currently associated with your account.
  3. If the record requires action, a Claim button will appear in the status column and lower right-hand corner of the Manuscript Summary page. Click the button to initiate a request.
  4. On the next page, click Confirm to indicate that you are an author or PI on the manuscript and would like to take over reviewer responsibilities.
  5. The person currently listed as being responsible for the submission will be notified.  If after 1 week they take no action, you will be given permission to take action on the submission.