If you are unsure as to whether the publisher will submit the article to PubMed Central (PMC) for you:
1. Check the list of Submission Method A journals
If it is not listed there...
2. Check the list of Submission Method B publishers
If it is not listed there either...
3. Ask the publisher is they will submit for you.
When citing applicable papers in any applications, proposals, or reports you submit to the NIH, you must include the PubMed Central ID (PMCID) number (NOT the PubMed ID #) according to the instructions below!
Less than 3 months after publication or in-press
Add PMCID at the end of the full citation if you have it
Add 'PMC Journal - In Process' at the end of the full citation (Submission Method A or B)
Add a valid NIH Manuscript Submission System reference number (NIHMSID) at the end of the full citation (Submission Method C or D)
Over 3 months after publication
List the PubMed Central number (PMCID) at the end of the full citation
Screenshot of a record in the PubMed database (Note the PubMed logo in the top left corner).