What’s New at PMC (PubMed Central)
From a New in PMC Post:
In 2021, PubMed Central (PMC) continued to grow and evolve in its role as a repository for research support by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other partner funding agencies. Around 1.3 million articles have been made publicly accessible in PMC under the NIH Public Access Policy; and the volume of NIH-supported articles added to PMC with associated data content continues to increase annually (59% of articles in 2020 included supplementary material and/or a data availability statement vs. 27% in 2009). Other recent activities include:
- Release of a new training video that walks users through the NIH Manuscript Submission (NIHMS) system deposit workflow, as well as updated tutorials.
- Modifications to the NIHMS system to support new funder requirements (e.g., see the updated Howard Hughes Medical Institute Open Access Policy that took effect January 1, 2022; a supplemental tutorial is also now available for HHMI submitters).
- Expansion of the Health Research Alliance (HRA) Open program to support the open access policies of The Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration and IRIDIAN GENOMES.
- New submissions to NASA PubSpace have moved from the NIHMS system to the NASA Science and Technology Information Program. Further information is available on the NASA STI Program website.
- Release of the PMC Funder Deposit List to help publishers, funders, and institutions identify the funded content that can be deposited in PMC and clarify the available submission routes.
Over the last year, PMC has also continued to pilot the curation and ingest of NIH-support preprints reporting COVID-19 research. There are now over 3,000 preprint records discoverable in PMC, accelerating and expanding discovery of NIH research.
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Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.