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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.

7.9 MILLION articles are archived in PMC.

Content provided in part by:


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

June 15, 2020

NIH Preprint Pilot Launched

NIH Preprint Pilot Launched On June 9, 2020, NLM launched the NIH Preprint Pilot. During the pilot, NLM will make …

March 26, 2020

PMC Collaborating with Publishers in Response to COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

PMC Collaborating with Publishers in Response to COVID-19 Public Health Emergency On March 13, 2020, the National …


COVID-19 Initiative

Expanding access to coronavirus research

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