Public Health Emergency COVID-19 Initiative

On March 13, 2020, the National Science and Technology Advisors from a dozen countries, including the United States, called on publishers to voluntarily agree to make their COVID-19 and coronavirus-related publications, and the available data supporting them, immediately accessible in PubMed Central (PMC) and other appropriate public repositories to support the ongoing public health emergency response efforts.

To date, the following publishers have responded to the call and are working with NLM to make their coronavirus-related articles discoverable and accessible through PMC and facilitate text mining and secondary analysis through machine-readable formats and licenses:

  • American Chemical Society
  • American Institute of Physics
  • American Medical Informatics Association
  • American Physical Society
  • American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • American Society for Microbiology
  • Annals of Internal Medicine, a publication of the American College of Physicians
  • The British Medical Journal (BMJ)
  • Bulletin of the World Health Organization
  • Cambridge University Press (CUP)
  • Cell Press
  • Chinese Journal of Lung Cancer
  • CSIRO Publishing
  • eLife
  • Elsevier
  • EMBO Press
  • Emerald Publishing
  • European Respiratory Society
  • F1000 Research Limited
  • Frontiers
  • Future Science Group
  • Healthcare Infection Society
  • IOP Publishing
  • JMIR Publications
  • Karger Publishers
  • The Lancet
  • Life Science Alliance
  • Microbiology Society
  • New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM)
  • Oxford University Press
  • PLOS
  • PNAS - Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA
  • Rockefeller University Press (RUP)
  • The Royal Society
  • SAGE Publishing
  • Science Journals
  • Springer Nature
  • Taylor & Francis
  • Thieme Medical Publishers
  • Wiley
  • Wolters Kluwer

NLM appreciates the opportunity to work with the publishing community on this initiative to accelerate global efforts to contain the SARS-CoV-2 virus and welcomes participation by additional journals and publishers.

Those interested may contact the PMC Public Health Emergency Initiative coordinating team at

Discovering Coronavirus-Related and COVID-19-Related Articles

In PMC, you can find full-text journal articles relating to

You can append your own custom queries with "open access"[filter] or "author manuscript"[filter] as we have done to the queries above to identify articles that are currently available in PMC Text Mining Collections.

NLM encourages customization of these suggested search queries to meet your specific research or information needs.


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). In keeping with NLM’s legislative mandate to collect and preserve the biomedical literature, PMC serves as a digital counterpart to NLM’s extensive print journal collection that supports contemporary biomedical and health care research and practice as well as future scholarship. It is also part of the PMC International Network.

Support Center

Last updated: Mon., 30 Mar 2020