Second Phase of the NIH Preprint Pilot Launched
Today, we are pleased to announce the launch of the second phase of the NIH Preprint Pilot with the addition of more than 700 new preprint records to PubMed Central (PMC) and PubMed. This second phase expands the scope of the Pilot to include preprints resulting from all NIH-funded research. Eligible preprints are those acknowledging direct support of an NIH award or authored by NIH staff and posted to bioRxiv, medRxiv, arXiv, or Research Square, on or after January 1, 2023. NLM will automatically include the full text of the preprint (as license terms allow) and associated citation information in PMC and PubMed, respectiv...
Source: PubMed Central News - January 30, 2023 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Next Phase of NIH Preprint Pilot Launching Soon
Last month, the National Library of Medicine (NLM)announced plans to extend its NIH Preprint Pilot in PubMed Central (PMC) and PubMed beyond COVID-19 to encompass all preprints reporting on NIH-funded research. The second phase of the pilot, launching later this month, will include preprints supported by an NIH award, contract, or intramural program and posted to aneligible preprint server on or after January 1, 2023.In preparation for the launch of this second phase, we have updated PMC and PubMed site features to help users of these databases incorporate the increased volume of preprints into their discovery workflows. S...
Source: PubMed Central News - January 10, 2023 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

PMC Collaborating with Publishers in Response to Mpox Public Health Emergency
On August 4, 2022, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) announced acoordinated call to action with the science and technology leaders of more than 20 countries, requesting that publishers voluntarily make mpox and other orthopox-related publications freely and immediately accessible in appropriate public repositories to support the ongoing public health emergency response efforts. The call specified that these articles be made available with broad reuse rights in both human- and machine-readable formats to allow access to full text content and metadata.Publishers have responded to the call by volu...
Source: PubMed Central News - September 8, 2022 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

PMC Collaborating with Publishers in Response to Monkeypox Public Health Emergency
On August 4, 2022, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) announced acoordinated call to action with the science and technology leaders of more than 20 countries, requesting that publishers voluntarily make monkeypox and other orthopox-related publications freely and immediately accessible in appropriate public repositories to support the ongoing public health emergency response efforts. The call specified that these articles be made available with broad reuse rights in both human- and machine-readable formats to allow access to full text content and metadata.Publishers have responded to the call by...
Source: PubMed Central News - September 8, 2022 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

PMC Releases Improved Related Resources Feature
PMC has released an updated feature to make it easier to explore information related to a given article. You will now see three sections in the right-hand column of all PMC articles which can be opened to browse similar articles in PubMed, articles that cite the current article, and links to related data records in National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) databases.See ourpost in the NLM Technical Bulletin for more details about the update, and please continue to provide feedback through the Feedback button found on the PMC website. (Source: PubMed Central News)
Source: PubMed Central News - August 30, 2022 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

New PMC Website Design is Live!
We have launched a fresh look and feel to the PubMed Central (PMC) website, which marks the first step of an ongoing modernization effort. Now when you visit PMC's website, you will see:a redesigned and reorganized homepageeasy-to-navigate help documentationa similar look and feel between features in PMC and PubMeda streamlined article displaySee ourpost in NCBI Insights for more details about the update, and please continue to provide feedback through the green "Feedback" button in the lower right-hand corner of the PMC website. (Source: PubMed Central News)
Source: PubMed Central News - March 22, 2022 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Public Access in PMC Update
In 2021, PubMed Central (PMC) continued to grow and evolve in its role as a repository for research support by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other partner funding agencies. Around 1.3 million articles have been made publicly accessible in PMC under the NIH Public Access Policy; and the volume of NIH-supported articles added to PMC with associated data content continues to increase annually (59% of articles in 2020 included supplementary material and/or a data availability statement vs. 27% in 2009). Other recent activities include:Release of anew training video that walks users through the NIH Manuscript Subm...
Source: PubMed Central News - February 24, 2022 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

New Directories and File Packages for Bulk Retrieval of the PMC Article Datasets
PubMed Central (PMC) has made significant improvements to the bulk retrieval of two of thePMC Article Datasets from ourFTP service. The improvements were made to bulk packages which include metadata and full text files of articles in XML or plain text formats for thePMC Open Access (OA) Subset and theAuthor Manuscript Dataset, which combined encompass more than half of the 7 million articles in PMC. To improve the usability of these two datasets, PMC has redesigned the bulk download directory structure and file packages on our FTP service. The new structure includes:baseline packages that contain all articles available in ...
Source: PubMed Central News - September 21, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

PMC Labs is here - Let Us Know What You Think!
NCBI is at work on a PMC update aimed at creating a more modern and accessible user experience. The first phase of this work is now available on PMC Labs,https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/labs/pmc, for you to explore and provide feedback. See our post onNCBI Insights for details about key features in PMC Labs and more about our plan for updating the site.Trying Out PMC on LabsWe encourage you to explore the site and provide feedback. Buttons on the lower right-hand side of the screen make it easy to provide feedback or navigate back to the current PMC site.To return to the PMC website after visiting PMC on Labs, click the red ...
Source: PubMed Central News - June 14, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

NIH Preprint Pilot Launched
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 OverviewNIH Preprint Pilot FAQsNLM Director ’s blog announcementNLM Technical BulletinNIH Extramural NexusTo find ...
Source: PubMed Central News - June 15, 2020 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

PMC Collaborating with Publishers in Response to COVID-19 Public Health Emergency
On March 13, 2020, the National Science and Technology Advisors from a dozen countries, including the United States, called on publishers to voluntarily agree to make their COVID-19 and coronavirus-related publications and associated data immediately accessible in PubMed Central (PMC) and other appropriate public repositories to support the ongoing public health emergency response efforts.For more information on which publishers have responded to this call and how to discover COVID-19 and coronavirus-related publications in PMC, see the mainCOVID-19 Initiative page.AFAQ is also available. If you have questions not addresse...
Source: PubMed Central News - March 26, 2020 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

PMC Tagging Guidance for Peer Review Documents Now Available
Peer review documents, including review reports and editor decision letters, are increasingly being published along with the articles they review. This practice is intended to make the publishing process more transparent. To support these efforts,PMC ’s Tagging Guidelines have been updated to include the tagging of peer review documents. NLM encourages PMC-participating publishers, journals, and data providers to review this guidance. Please contact us atpubmedcentral@ncbi.nlm.nih.gov if you have any questions. (Source: PubMed Central News)
Source: PubMed Central News - July 31, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Unique Identifiers for Supplemental Material
PMC has updated the Associated Data box to display unique identifiers assigned to supplemental material files by the publisher when available (e.g., DOI; seePMC6351104). In cases where the publisher has not assigned a unique ID to a supplemental file, NLM will generate and display a Globally Unique Identifier (GUID; seePMC6351564). This update aims to support the reporting of datasets as well as the citation and discovery of this content.Publishers that are interested in supplying unique IDs for supplemental material files with their PMC submissions should visit theTagging Gu...
Source: PubMed Central News - February 4, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Open Access Subset FTP Clean Up
On March 18, 2019, PMC will no longer provide bulk packages of Open Access (OA) Subset text and XML at the top level directory of the FTP Service. These files were superseded in August 2016 by the Commercial Use and Non-Commercial Use bulk packages located in the oa_bulk subdirectory. One set comprises articles that may be used for commercial purposes (the Commercial Use Collection); the other contains articles that can be used only for non-commercial purposes. Anyone planning to use OA subset content for non-commercial purposes will need to download both “non_comm_use.*.ta...
Source: PubMed Central News - January 14, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

PMC Adds Support for Machine-Readable Clinical Trial Information
Machine-readability of scholarly outputs is critical to supporting large-scale analysis of the scientific literature. To that end,PMC ’s Tagging Guidelines and internal processes have been updated to support theJATS4R recommendations for tagging clinical trial information. NLM encourages PMC-participating publishers, journals, and data providers to review this guidance. Please contact us atpubmedcentral@ncbi.nlm.nih.gov if you have any questions. (Source: PubMed Central News)
Source: PubMed Central News - January 7, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news