Authors must submit final peer-reviewed journal manuscripts that arise from NIH funds to the digital archive PubMed Central (PMC) upon acceptance for publication. The policy requires that these papers are made available on PMC no later than 12 months after publication. Authors should visit the NIH/PubMed deposit website ( to deposit the “final accepted version” of the manuscript.


For further information please see SAGE’s Green Open Access: SAGE’s Archiving and Sharing Policy.