News blog

Updates from Europe PMC, a global database of life sciences literature

Europe PMC team

 | 24 January 2012


Open Access, UKPMC and PubMed: how are we doing?

The graphic above shows articles available in UK PubMed Central (UKPMC) – read-only articles: green; Open Access articles: blue – compared to the number of abstracts in PubMed.

For articles published in 2010, using the ~925K articles in PubMed published in 2010 as 100%, UKPMC is about 18% of the size of PubMed, with Open Access articles around 7%.

A key factor to maintain this growth will be for the research community to improve compliance with the UKPMC Funder mandates, to ensure all articles resulting from those funds can be found in UKPMC.

Jo McEntyre


4 comments on "Open Access, UKPMC and PubMed: how are we doing?"

kg says:

I would like to know whether there is a way to find out how many authors in PubMed has choosen a CC-BY license. Thank you!

Jo McEntyre says:

Hi – Unfortnately there is no way easy way to do this. You would have to check the licence/copyright information for each article individually to be certain.

Anonymous says:

This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

Post a comment

I agree to the limited use of my personal data as described in the Europe PMC advanced user services privacy policy.

Creative Commons Licence
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

Subscribe to the Europe PMC News blog to receive the latest updates

This website requires cookies, and the limited processing of your personal data in order to function. By using the site you are agreeing to this as outlined in our privacy notice and cookie policy.

Partnerships & funding

Europe PMC is a service of the Europe PMC Funders' Group, in partnership with EMBL’s European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI); and in cooperation with the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) at the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NCBI/NLM) . It includes content provided to the PubMed Central (NLM/PMC) archive by participating publishers.