Mark your calendars! As announced last month, a new NIH Manuscript Submission (NIHMS) system is coming! We are now pleased to share that the release is scheduled for January 23, 2020. To facilitate the transition, the NIHMS system will be temporarily unavailable beginning January 21.
Researchers are encouraged to take this schedule into consideration when preparing progress reports (e.g., RPPRs) and in completing other public access compliance activities. Papers deposited to NIHMS prior to January 21 will be migrated to the new system and any action(s) required after the release will be taken in the new system. Researchers will have access to information on all submissions made over time upon logging in to the new NIHMS.
Researchers with RPPRs due in February should address any outstanding compliance issues as soon as possible to avoid delays.
Reflecting the National Library of Medicine’s (NLM) ongoing commitment to public access support at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and beyond, we are pleased to announce that a new NIHMS system will be released in early 2020. This new system aims to streamline the submission process, ensure the continued quality of manuscripts made publicly accessible, and give authors and investigators more transparent options for avoiding processing delays.
Those familiar with the current NIHMS system will find the basic steps of submitting, reviewing, and approving manuscripts for inclusion in PMC unchanged in the new system. They will see an updated user interface that simplifies the login process for returning users; provides contextual help throughout; and offers user-friendly options for importing article metadata, requesting corrections, and taking over the Reviewer role for stalled submissions. Details of these updates and more are available in this video:
Today, the NIH Manuscript Submission (NIHMS) system gets a new interface design, as well as updates that streamline the login and manuscript submission processes and provide relevant help information directly on each screen.
The NIHMS sign-in routes will now be available from the homepage. Select a route based on your funding agency (1) or sign in through NCBI if you are starting a deposit on an author’s behalf (2).
The homepage also includes a graphic overview of the NIHMS process (3). You can hover over each step for more information or click “Learn More” to read the complete overview in the FAQ.