To Use EndNote to Manage NIHMSID and PMCID

June 16, 2008 – Yingting      

 The new NIH Public Access Policy requires scientists to submit journal final peer-reviewed manuscripts that arise from NIH funds to PubMed Central (, so that the public has access to the published results of NIH funded research.  

When such a manuscript is submitted to NIH, the author will receive an NIHMSID number, and once it is available in PubMed Central, it will be assigned a PMCID number 

Effective May 25, 2008, NIH applications, proposals, and progress reports must include either NIHMSID or PMCID when citing an article that falls under the policy and is authored or co-authored by the investigator, or arose from the investigator’s NIH award.  

Our users can use EndNote to manage NIHMSID and PMCID numbers. An instructional page is being developed to teach our users how to modify their EndNote libraries, to modifiy the EndNote journal article reference type, to download the custom filter, connection file and output style so as to integrate NIHMSID and PMCID numbers into EndNote libraries and to eventually include them in the manuscript. Please come back  later for the instruction. However, if you need immediate assistance, please contact one of our campus librarians for help (see “Contact Us” folder on the left).

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