Identifying Submission Methods: Submission to PubMed Central (PMC) depends on the individual who will submit the document.
If the PUBLISHER is submitting the document:
||Author publishes in a journal that submits all NIH-funded final published articles to PMC; no fee.
||Author requests a publisher to submit an individual NIH-funded final published article to PMC (usually for a fee).
If YOU are submitting the document:
||Author self-submits the final peer-reviewed manuscript to NIHMS; NIHMS prepares the manuscript for posting to PMC.
||Publisher submits the final peer-reviews manuscript to NIHMS on behalf of NIH-funded authors (no fee);
NIHMS prepares the manuscript for posting to PMC.
JOURNALS that submit for you:
Here is a list of journals that submit directly to PubMed Central.