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Europe PMC

What is Europe PMC ?

Europe PubMed Central (Europe PMC*) is a free-to-access digital archive of biomedical and life sciences research publications. It was developed by a group of leading European biomedical research funders (including Arthritis Research UK) in collaboration with the founders of PubMed and PubMed Central (PMC). Europe PMC aims to promote open access to biomedical and life sciences research publications supported by European funders.

Europe PMC provides a number of useful features, including:

  •  Free access to abstracts and full text articles available in PubMed and PMC
  •  Access to a range of other materials including books, theses, biological patents and clinical guidelines
  •  Text and data mining tools, which highlight and link biological entity types (e.g. diseases, genes/proteins) found within the text of an article to external data sources
  •  A linkage service that allows authors to link their papers to their ORCID, a unique digital identifier used by researchers to identify their research activities and distinguish these activities from those of researchers with similar names

Europe PMC plus

Europe PMC plus is a manuscript submission and grant reporting service.The manuscript submission service allows grant holders who are supported by a member of the Europe PMC funders’ group to self-archive peer-reviewed articles that have been accepted for publication by a journal. Please note the self-archive service should only be used if the journal does not offer open access repository on the author’s behalf. The submission service also allows grant holders to link their papers to grants.

The grant reporting service allows funders to assess the published outputs of the research they fund on a grant-by-grant basis, which is an important component of funders’ research evaluation programmes.

Grant holders will receive account details by email from Europe PMC once a grant has been added by Arthritis Research UK to Europe PMC (typically 3 months after the date of award).

Where can I find out more?

For further information, please visit the Europe PMC website  or the Europe PMC plus website, where you can login to your account and access helpful FAQs.

* formerly UKPMC

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