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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.


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.

8.9 MILLION articles are archived in PMC.

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Full Participation Journals

Journals deposit the complete contents of each issue or volume.


NIH Portfolio Journals

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


Selective Deposit Programs

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

New in PMC

Jan. 30, 2023

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 7…

Jan. 10, 2023

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 (PM…


Public Health Emergency Mpox Initiative

Colorized transmission electron micrograph of mopox virus particles (red) cultivated and purified from cell culture. Image captured at the NIAID Integrated Research Facility (IRF) in Fort Detrick, Maryland. Credit: NIAID

PMC is collaborating with publishers in response to the mpox public health emergency.

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