Public Health Emergency COVID-19 Initiative

Transmission electron micrograph of SARS-CoV-2 virus particles
Transmission electron micrograph of SARS-CoV-2 virus particles, isolated from a patient. Image captured and color-enhanced at the NIAID Integrated Research Facility (IRF) in Fort Detrick, Maryland. NIAID

On March 13, 2020, the National Science and Technology Advisors from a dozen countries, including the United States, called on publishers to voluntarily 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, more than fifty publishers (see Collaborators to the right) have responded to the call and volunteered to make their coronavirus-related articles accessible in PMC in formats and under license terms that facilitate text mining and secondary analysis. In addition, many other PMC journals and publishers make their coronavirus-related articles available the same way.

See the COVID-19 Initiative FAQ for more information, including details on scope and publisher eligibility.

Coronavirus-Related and COVID-19-Related Articles in PMC

Queries in PMC to 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 the search queries suggested in the right-hand navigation bar to meet your specific research or information needs.

NLM appreciates this opportunity to work with the publishing community to accelerate global efforts to contain the SARS-CoV-2 virus. To view the complete call to publishers, see Chief Science Advisors Around the World and WHOSTP Call on Publishers to Make COVID-19 Data/Research Publicly Available.


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.

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Last updated: Thurs., 21 Oct 2021