UKPMC becomes Europe PubMed Central


We are pleased to announce the launch Europe PubMed Central (Europe PMC), which reflects a growing commitment from European Life Sciences research funders to make their research freely available around the world.

Since the 18 UK funders of UKPMC have been joined by 3 European funders, i.e., the European Research Council (ERC), Telethon Italy and the Austrian Research Fund, it was agreed that the UKPMC service would be rebranded as Europe PMC on 1 November 2012.

The service can now be found at the following URLs:

Europe PMC:

Europe PMC labs:
(For showcasing new developments based on the content of Europe PMC. These include EvidenceFinder, developed at NaCTeM, which presents the user with a list of questions relating to their query terms).

UKPMC was originally launched in January 2007, initially as a mirror of the US National Institute of Health's PubMed Central (PMC), providing international preservation of open- and free-access biomedical literature. The UKPMC funders require that research papers funded by them must be made freely available via UKPMC no later than 6 months after publication.

In 2010, the service diversified from PMC and introduced additional content including PubMed abstracts and biological patents, with innovations for navigation and search. Europe PMC now provides free access to:

  • Over 2 million full text, peer-reviewed published journal articles
  • Nearly 5 million biological and medical patents records
  • More than 22 million PubMed abstracts
  • Over 40,000 grants held by nearly 20,000 principal investigators allowing you to find out who is being funded, to do what, and for how much.

This content is discoverable via an integrated full text and abstract search that is free to all to use, wherever you are. You can also use Europe PMC to:

  • See 'cited by' information for each article - you can now identify highly cited articles by using the citation sort tool.
  • Streamline your information discovery by directly linking-out to gene, protein and chemical compound databases, including UniProt, PDB, and Entrez Gene.
  • Stay up to date with new articles in your research area using the fully customisable RSS feeds.

Further information

Information about the latest Europe PMC developments can be found on the Europe PMC blog and two Europe PMC Twitter accounts provide more information about latest developments:

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