It is necessary to link your eRA Commons account with your My NCBI account to get access to the Public Access Policy compliance status of each article in your bibliography
Any citation added using any of these options from the drop-down list will be added directly to the myNCBI bibliography.
Once you have added all the appropriate citations to your My NCBI My Bibliography you can display the Grant Award and Public Access Compliance status of each citation
When the Public Access Compliance status of a citation is displayed there are 5 possible options
Green - Fully Compliant
Yellow - In Process to Compliance
Red - Non Compliant
Question Mark - Compliance status unknown
N/A - Compliance requirements do not apply to this citation
The citations with Compliance statuses of Red or Question Mark are the most important to attend to. Those marked Yellow need to be monitored to ensure that they become Green and hence fully compliant.
To edit the Public Access Compliance status click the Edit Status link and select Yes if the NIH supported this citation, in whole or in part. This will expand out the window to give you more options (discussed next). Select No if the NIH did not support this citation, in whole or in part, and then Save and Close.
If you selected Yes the window will expand, giving you options regarding how to submit the manuscript to the NIH Manuscript Service (NIHMS) to enable the manuscript to finally be deposited into PubMed Central (PMC). If you know a fellow author has already submitted the manuscript you can add the NIHMS number, if you have arranged with the Publisher to deposit the manuscript to PMC you can select that option, or if the citation does not have to comply with the Public Access policy you can select that option. If however you know the manuscript needs to submitted by the author select Begin Submission in the NIHMS.
Selecting Begin Submission in the NIHMS will bring you to the log in screen for the NIHMS, choose either to log in via eRA Commons or My NCBI
This will bring you to the NIHMS main page where you can start the Manuscript submission.