Language for Publishers’ Agreements/Contracts
If you are not sure if the publisher’s agreement or contract allows submission of your final peer-reviewed manuscript you may do the following.
|1. Contact Office of Sponsored Programs
||Harmony L. Maple, MPA
Director, Office of Sponsored Programs
Harmony Maple will review your contract to ensure that you can submit your manuscript and comply with the NIH Public Access Policy.
2. Add Additional Term to the Agreement/Contract
- Above the signature line on the agreement add the following phrase:
“Subject to the attached additional term re. NIH deposit.”
- Attach as a separate page, the “NIH added term” document on that appears below:
ADDITIONAL TERM TO CONFIRM NIH PUBLIC ACCESS DEPOSIT:
The Journal acknowledges that Author retains the right to provide a copy of the final manuscript to the NIH upon acceptance for Journal publication, for public archiving in PubMed Central as soon as possible but no later than 12 months after publication by Journal.
Author ___________________________________ Date _______________
Publisher _________________________________ Date _______________