Information for Publishers

This page provides useful information about PubMed Central® (PMC) for both new and currently participating publishers, along with links to many of our resources.

PMC is a free archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature at the U.S. National Institutes of Health's National Library of Medicine (NIH/NLM).It is a repository for journal literature deposited by participating publishers, as well as for author manuscripts that have been submitted in compliance with the NIH Public Access Policy and similar policies of other research funding agencies. PMC is not a publisher and does not publish journal articles itself.

PMC offers publishers a number of ways in which to participate and deposit their content in the archive. Full-text XML is at the heart of PMC’s design philosophy and therefore is a requirement for all current content. Free access is also a core principle of PMC.

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Last updated: Wed, 13 May 2015