Author Support

Location: Weintraub Building, B1-010
Contact phone: (206) 667-4314
Contact e-mail:

Librarians provide advice and support to Center authors throughout the publishing life cycle:

Journal Articles

Before your paper is accepted by a publisher:

  • Protect your rights before signing a publishing agreement.
  • Learn more about the journal's NIH Public Access Policy and institutional repository deposits.

After your paper has been accepted by a journal or was published:

  • Find out if the publisher will deposit your final peer-reviewed manuscript or published article into PubMed Central. See the list of journals that automatically submit articles to PMC, with no need for the author to later review in NIHMS.
  • If not, send us your paper, and let the Library submit your final peer-reviewed manuscript to PubMed Central for you or, if you prefer, submit your final peer-reviewed manuscript to PubMed Central on your own.
  • Learn more about the journal's open access policy and your rights to deposit in an institutional repository.

When you want to share your work with colleagues:

  • Get a paper's open access and/or PubMed Central URL
  • Get a paper's PMCID or NIHMS ID number to cite in an NIH grant proposal, progress report, etc.
  • Let the library make your papers and other scholarly works accessible to more researchers via our institutional repository and PubMed Central.
  • Decode the reuse rights and permissions you hold on your papers - Librarians can help!

Identification Numbers for Books, Articles and other Scholarly Works

The library can help you understand the different identification numbers that may be related to your work!

  • Digital Object Identifier (doi)
  • International Standard Book Number (ISBN)
  • International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

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