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

Europe PMC team

 | 25 February 2020

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Europe PMC Funders’ Dashboard

Europe PMC team

 | 25 February 2020

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Europe PMC Funders’ Dashboard

What research outputs did you fund? Research funders need to track the outcomes of research that they have funded. To facilitate this Europe PMC has recently developed the Funders’ Dashboard, a new feature available for Europe PMC funders, which displays the profile and impact of the research publications in Europe PMC that they have funded. […]

Europe PMC team

 | 20 January 2020

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Europe PMC Integrates Smart Citations from scite.ai

Europe PMC team

 | 20 January 2020

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Europe PMC Integrates Smart Citations from scite.ai

Scite, an award-winning citation analysis platform, and Europe PMC, an open science discovery tool that provides access to a worldwide collection of life science publications, have partnered to display what scite calls smart citations on the Europe PMC platform. Smart citations advance regular citations by providing more contextual information beyond the information that one study […]

Europe PMC team

 | 15 January 2020

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Europe PMC in 2019: a year review

Europe PMC team

 | 15 January 2020

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Europe PMC in 2019: a year review

As we enter a new year, let’s look back and recall the main achievements and the new features implemented in Europe PMC in the last year. Services for users Last Spring, we released a new version of Europe PMC plus, a service that allows  Principal Investigators supported by the Europe PMC funders to make their […]

Europe PMC team

 | 4 December 2019

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The new Europe PMC is here

Europe PMC team

 | 4 December 2019

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The new Europe PMC is here

It’s time to embrace change. Today Europe PMC proudly unveils a new website, packed with useful features. The improved Europe PMC offers a better search and reading experience, as well as better access to data. Intuitive search for articles and preprints It’s now easier to browse search results with an optimised layout. Actions, such as […]

Europe PMC team

 | 19 September 2019

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New science in Europe PMC: welcome microPublications

Europe PMC team

 | 19 September 2019

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New science in Europe PMC: welcome microPublications

More papers are being published now than ever before. Not only that, but the sheer amount of data that goes into the publication has also increased dramatically [1]. Coupled with longer publishing times and preference for exciting findings, this makes it less likely for individual findings, even of a high scientific standard, to see the […]

Europe PMC team

 | 9 July 2019

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Measuring the value and impact of Europe PMC

Europe PMC team

 | 9 July 2019

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Measuring the value and impact of Europe PMC

The value and impact of Europe PMC were recently evaluated by the independent policy research and consulting organisation, Technopolis, to assess how the platform has been serving the research community. The evaluation was based on document review, surveys, user data and interviews. Who uses Europe PMC, what for and why? Europe PMC has a global […]

Europe PMC team

 | 11 June 2019

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Submission system for text-mined annotations

Europe PMC team

 | 11 June 2019

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Submission system for text-mined annotations

From algorithms to the bench Text-mining holds the promise of helping researchers to overcome information overload. It is a familiar premise: an avalanche of scientific knowledge is being produced and shared. Teaching machines to “read” might soon be the only manageable way to digest large amounts of information into useful facts. To extract bits of […]

Europe PMC team

 | 1 May 2019

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Making science open with the new Europe PMC plus

Europe PMC team

 | 1 May 2019

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Making science open with the new Europe PMC plus

We are delighted to announce the launch of the new Europe PMC Plus – the manuscript submission system for authors supported by Europe PMC funders. Europe PMC is the repository of choice for 29 international life sciences funders, who recommend or require that publications arising from the research they fund, are made openly available via […]

Europe PMC team

 | 25 March 2019

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Prepare for the new Europe PMC plus

Europe PMC team

 | 25 March 2019

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Prepare for the new Europe PMC plus

Europe PMC is getting ready to release an upgraded version of Europe PMC plus, a system for PIs supported by Europe PMC funders to submit accepted manuscripts for inclusion in Europe PMC and PMC. The new version of Europe PMC plus has an improved design, and new features for creating and reviewing manuscript submissions. The […]

Europe PMC team

 | 5 February 2019

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Europe PMC’s response to the implementation guidance of Plan S

Europe PMC team

 | 5 February 2019

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Europe PMC’s response to the implementation guidance of Plan S

Plan S is an initiative for immediate and full open access to scholarly research publications put forward by cOAlition S, an international consortium of research funders. In November 2018 specific implementation guidance on the Plan S principles has been released to the public with the aim of gathering feedback from various Plan S stakeholders, including […]

Europe PMC team

 | 4 December 2018

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Bringing PubMed Commons to Europe PMC

Europe PMC team

 | 4 December 2018

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Bringing PubMed Commons to Europe PMC

Scientific communication does not stop at the moment of publication. Scientific discussions in the form of post-publication peer review can provide valuable insights for published articles, bring up an alternative research perspective, or even present updates for published research. At Europe PMC it’s part of our mission to support innovation in scientific publishing, and we […]

Europe PMC team

 | 8 November 2018

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Mapping out the path to data

Europe PMC team

 | 8 November 2018

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Mapping out the path to data

Data availability statements in biomedical literature Every research paper is a story about data. Over 2.5 million articles in Europe PMC contain data of all sorts, from microscopy images to bird song recordings. While in the past, a research paper might have deciphered a single gene sequence, modern experiments often produce gigabytes of information at […]

Europe PMC team

 | 11 October 2018

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Announcing new Europe PMC Beta!

Europe PMC team

 | 11 October 2018

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Announcing new Europe PMC Beta!

We are always listening to what our users have to say. And this week we are happy to present you a Beta version of Europe PMC with lots of improvements based on extensive user feedback. Europe PMC Beta will be available alongside the current Europe PMC website throughout October and November. You can access it […]

Europe PMC team

 | 11 July 2018

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Preprints in Europe PMC: reducing friction for discoverability

Europe PMC team

 | 11 July 2018

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Preprints in Europe PMC: reducing friction for discoverability

From July 2018, the Europe PMC repository will start indexing preprints. Making preprints discoverable through Europe PMC will make the science reported in preprints more widely discoverable and support their inclusion into workflows such as grant reporting, article citing and credit and attribution. This blog post explains why we have done this, and discusses some […]

Europe PMC team

 | 18 May 2018

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Europe PMC and Coko Announce Partnership

Europe PMC team

 | 18 May 2018

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Europe PMC and Coko Announce Partnership

The Collaborative Knowledge Foundation (CoKo) and Europe PMC are excited to announce a new partnership to develop web-based, open source content and workflow management components that will enable ingest and processing of manuscripts. The system will be built on Coko’s PubSweet technology framework and will contribute to the vision of creating modern, digital-first technologies that improve […]

Europe PMC team

 | 16 May 2018

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Europe PMC and the Research Excellence Framework 2021 (REF 2021)

Europe PMC team

 | 16 May 2018

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Europe PMC and the Research Excellence Framework 2021 (REF 2021)

Several questions have come into our Helpdesk regarding how articles deposited in Europe PMC count towards the REF 2021. We thought it is worth clarifying a few of the questions that have been raised. Does content deposited in Europe PMC count towards REF 2021? The answer is definitely yes. The REF 2021 policy states that: […]

Europe PMC team

 | 19 April 2018

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Swiss National Science Foundation joins Europe PMC

Europe PMC team

 | 19 April 2018

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Swiss National Science Foundation joins Europe PMC

We’re delighted to announce that the Swiss National Science Foundation joins Europe PMC as a new funder. This brings the Europe PMC funder family to 29 members. The Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) supports basic science in all academic disciplines, from history to medicine and the engineering sciences. The SNSF is Switzerland’s foremost research funding […]

Europe PMC team

 | 9 April 2018

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Unlocking the open – Europe PMC integrates with Unpaywall

Europe PMC team

 | 9 April 2018

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Unlocking the open – Europe PMC integrates with Unpaywall

It’s always frustrating to hit a paywall when you stumble across an exciting article. Until recently, for many of us the only legal way of getting hold of the publication was to purchase the paper in question. But that is no longer the case for millions of scientific publications thanks to Unpaywall – a free, […]

Europe PMC team

 | 16 February 2018

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Why every researcher should care about open citations

Europe PMC team

 | 16 February 2018

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Why every researcher should care about open citations

What happens when you cite someone’s research? As you write a research publication you include references to the work of your fellow researchers. Once the article is published in a scientific journal the readers may view the reference list to verify cited information or perhaps discover additional studies relevant to their topic. But have you […]

Europe PMC team

 | 15 January 2018

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Get the essence: introducing search snippets

Europe PMC team

 | 15 January 2018

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Get the essence: introducing search snippets

Reading scientific papers can be very time consuming. So you should not waste a minute searching for the relevant literature. Thanks to the cutting-edge search technologies Europe PMC helps you find facts and evidence in research publications in a blink of an eye. Search results now display snippets – highlights from the article matching your […]

Europe PMC team

 | 21 December 2017

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Looking back, looking forward: a year in review

Europe PMC team

 | 21 December 2017

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Looking back, looking forward: a year in review

As 2017 concludes, we reflect on Europe PMC’s landmark achievements. Let’s take a closer look at the highlights of this year. Cutting-edge search and viewing mechanisms Search results now display snippets – fragments of the publication text that contain matches to your query. Snippets highlight the search term in its context, making it easier to […]

Europe PMC team

 | 19 December 2017

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PubMed Central Canada is retiring: response from Europe PMC

Europe PMC team

 | 19 December 2017

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PubMed Central Canada is retiring: response from Europe PMC

The PubMed Central International (PMCI) network is a collaborative effort between the PMCI repositories, publishers, and funding organisations that wish to preserve and provide free access to journal articles authored by the researchers they support. For many years, the PMCI network has consisted of three nodes, PMC USA, Europe PMC and PMC Canada. As of […]

Europe PMC team

 | 14 November 2017

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Harness the power of text-mining for biomedical discovery: introducing Europe PMC Annotations API

Europe PMC team

 | 14 November 2017

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Harness the power of text-mining for biomedical discovery: introducing Europe PMC Annotations API

We are excited to announce the launch of Europe PMC Annotations API, which provides programmatic access to annotations text-mined from biomedical abstracts and open access full text articles. The Annotations API is a part of Europe PMC’s programmatic tools suit and is freely available on the Europe PMC website: https://europepmc.org/AnnotationsApi. The exponential growth in scientific […]

Europe PMC team

 | 31 August 2017

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Wellcome Trust/DBT India Alliance joins Europe PMC

Europe PMC team

 | 31 August 2017

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Wellcome Trust/DBT India Alliance joins Europe PMC

We’re delighted to announce that the Wellcome Trust/DBT India Alliance joins Europe PMC as a new funder. This brings the Europe PMC funder family to 28 members. The Wellcome Trust/DBT India Alliance is an equal partnership initiative between the Wellcome Trust (UK) and the Department of Biotechnology (Government of India). The broad aim of the […]

Europe PMC team

 | 19 July 2017

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Blow your own trumpet: build an academic CV with ease

Europe PMC team

 | 19 July 2017

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Blow your own trumpet: build an academic CV with ease

Whether applying for a postdoc, a grant, or a tenure position, you will need to compile a publication list every now and then. There can be many ways to do so, from maintaining an Excel sheet, to building your profile on a faculty page. One option, however, requires minimum effort from your side and keeps […]

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