On June 9, 2020, NLM launched the NIH Preprint Pilot. During the pilot, NLM will make preprints resulting from research funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) available via PubMed Central (PMC) and, by extension, PubMed. The pilot aims to explore approaches to increasing the discoverability of early NIH research results. The pilot will run for a minimum of 12 months. Lessons learned during that time will inform future NLM efforts with preprints.
To learn more about the pilot, see:
- NIH Preprint Pilot Overview
- NIH Preprint Pilot FAQs
- NLM Director’s blog announcement
- NLM Technical Bulletin
- NIH Extramural Nexus
To find preprints in PMC, you can search: preprint[filter]. You can exclude preprints from search results by using the Boolean NOT, e.g., covid-19 NOT preprint[filter]. For additional information on filtering preprints in PMC and PubMed see the FAQ.
Regular updates on the pilot status will be posted to the NLM Technical Bulletin. We encourage you to send your feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org.