The NIHMS Step-by-Step Tutorials illustrate with screen captures how to perform various actions in the NIHMS system.

There are two versions available for each help topic: Slide Show Icon  a hyperlinked HTML display and PDF Icon a PDF file.

Submission Help for Authors/PIs

Deposit Files: Instructions for authors and PIs submitting a manuscript.

Initial Approval: Instructions for authors and PIs who have been notified via e-mail that a submission has been initiated on their behalf.

Final Approval: Instructions for authors and PIs who have been notified via e-mail that the PMC-ready version of their manuscript is ready for final review.

Submission Help for Non-Authors/Non-PIs

Deposit Files: Instructions for a third party (e.g., assistant, librarian, publisher) starting a submission on behalf of an author or PI.

Additional Help

Video Tutorial: Navigating the NIH Manuscript Submission Process   Video on the NCBI YouTube Channel

Questions about the NIHMS process? See the NIHMS FAQ. If your question or concern is not addressed there, please contact the Help Desk.

Questions about PMC (PubMed Central)? See the PMC FAQ for Authors.

Questions about Public Access? For general information, see the Public Access overview. If you have a question pertaining to a specific public access policy, see the Funders page.

Sign-In Help

For assistance with accessing the NIHMS system via the following sign-in routes:

HHS AMS sign-in (for AHRQ, CDC, and FDA intramural researchers)

eRA sign-in (for NIH, AHRQ, CDC, FDA, and VA extramural PIs, grantees, or applicants)

HHMI sign-in (for HHMI investigators)

My NCBI sign-in (for publishers and other third parties)

NASA sign-in (for NASA investigators)

NIH sign-in (for intramural NIH scientists and staff)