Funders and PMC

PubMed Central (PMC) was established in 2000 as the National Library of Medicine’s full-text, journal article repository. Since 2005, PMC has also been the designated repository for papers submitted in accordance with the NIH Public Access Policy. Today, PMC serves as the full-text repository for papers across a variety of scientific disciplines that fall under a number of funding agency public access policies.

These public access policies seek to make the published full-text papers, resulting from publicly- and privately-funded research, available for the public to find and read. As a repository, PMC ensures the permanent preservation of these research findings and makes the results of this research more readily accessible to the public, healthcare providers, educators, and the scientific community.

Public Access Policies

PMC archives papers that fall under the public or open access policies of participating funding agencies and organizations. For specific information on how to comply with the policies of these participating funders, please see their websites:

For information on depositing a paper in PMC in compliance with a public access policy, see How Papers Get Into PMC.

Additional information for NIH-funded authors can be found at NIH Public Access and PMC. Questions about a particular agency or organization’s public access policy should be directed to the contact provided on the funding agency’s website.

See PMC International to learn how non-U.S. funders participate in PMC.

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Last updated: Tue, 07 Apr 2015