What does this status mean - "Awaiting Initial Author Approval"?
Posted by Stephen Maher on 2015-01-22 16:40:11

The NIH Public Access Policy requires that all publications resulting from NIH funding are deposited to PubMed Central -- the government's public access repository for full-text articles.

(NOTE: PubMed Central is Not the same as PubMed - the NIH index to medical literature.)

At some point a copy of the accepted final peer-reviewed manuscript of the publication was submitted via the NIH Manuscript Submission System. As a result, the delegated author would have received an email from nihms-help@ncbi.nlm.nih.gov requesting approval of the manuscript.

To approve your publication in NIHMS:

  1. Identify the author delegated to approve the manuscript (usually the publication’s corresponding author)
  2. Instruct the delegated author to log in to NIHMS via their eRA commons or myNCBI account, or follow the link in the email sent to them from nihms-help@ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
  3. Follow the instructions in NIHMS.

For more information about Public Access Compliance, see our FAQs.

To learn about the process, watch our tutorial.

For questions, requests or further information, email PublicAccessHelp@med.nyu.edu

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