PubMed Central News

PubMed Central News – Changes and new journals in PubMed Central

  • Preview Upcoming Improvements to PMC
    We are pleased to announce the availability of a preview of improvements planned for the PMC website. These improvements will become the default in October 2024 and include an updated article display and enhanced PMC journal list. Click on the "Try it out now" link in the banner on the top of any page on the current PMC website to preview these upd […]
  • Update on PubReader Format
    The PubReader format was added to PMC in 2012 to make it easier to read full text articles on tablet, mobile, and other small screen devices. In March 2022, NCBI launched an updated PMC website. The updated website is mobile responsive, making it easy to read articles in PMC on any device. This makes some legacy features, such as the PubReader view, no longe […]
  • Update on Access to Coronavirus-related Articles in PubMed Central (PMC) COVID-19 Collection after end of Public Health Emergency
    Early in the COVID-19 pandemic, the National Library of Medicine (NLM) collaborated with publishers and scholarly societies to expand access to coronavirus-related journal articles in PubMed Central (PMC). Through this collaboration, more than 50 publishers made more than 350,000 coronavirus-related articles accessible under various license terms through the […]
  • PMC Public Health Emergency Initiatives Update
    The National Library of Medicine (NLM) recently renamed the COVID-19 and Mpox Public Health Emergency Initiatives as the PMC COVID-19 Collection and PMC Mpox Collection, respectively. NLM continues to work with publisher and scholarly society collaborators who contribute content to these collections to provide broad access and support reuse of relevant scien […]
  • Clarifying PMC's Role as an Archive
    The role of what a library means in a digital world is evolving and expanding. PMC has a large and diverse user base that includes students and the public, as well as researchers, clinicians, and librarians. We recognize that these different audiences have varying levels of familiarity with NLM, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the scholarly publ […]