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PubMed Central® (PMC) is a free full-text archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature at the U.S. National Institutes of Health's National Library of Medicine (NIH/NLM)

About PMC

Discover a digital archive of scholarly articles, spanning centuries of scientific research.

User Guide

Learn how to find and read articles of interest to you.

Collections

Browse the PMC Journal List or learn about some of PMC's unique collections.

For Authors

Navigate the PMC submission methods to comply with a funder mandate, expand access, and ensure preservation.

For Publishers

Learn about deposit options for journals and publishers and the PMC selection process.

For Developers

Find tools for bulk download, text mining, and other machine analysis.

10 MILLION articles are archived in PMC.

Content provided in part by:

2900

Full Participation Journals

Journals deposit the complete contents of each issue or volume.

292

NIH Portfolio Journals

Journals deposit all NIH-funded articles as defined by the NIH Public Access Policy.

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Selective Deposit Programs

Publisher deposits a subset of articles from a collection of journals.

New in PMC

March 21, 2024

Preview Upcoming Improvements to PMC

We are pleased to announce the availability of a preview of improvements planned for the PMC website. These…

Dec. 15, 2023

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 oth…

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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.

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