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

Europe PMC team

 | 11 November 2020

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Enriching Europe PMC publications with Metagenomics annotations

Europe PMC team

 | 11 November 2020

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Enriching Europe PMC publications with Metagenomics annotations

We are excited to announce the recent release of metagenomics annotations for Europe PMC publications. Thanks to the machine learning framework of Dr. Maaly Nassar for the joint EMERALD project between Europe PMC and MGnify teams, recognising metagenomics key terms in literature can now provide detailed biome descriptions for unravelling microbial implications in a variety […]

Europe PMC team

 | 22 September 2020

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Announcing the new version of SciLite – the Europe PMC tool for highlighting annotations

Europe PMC team

 | 22 September 2020

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Announcing the new version of SciLite – the Europe PMC tool for highlighting annotations

This month, Europe PMC released a new version of SciLite, a powerful tool for highlighting annotations in life sciences publications. SciLite is powered by the Europe PMC annotation platform via the open annotation API, which provides access to over 1.3 billion annotations. Highlighting annotations in the text enables users to easily scan the article and […]

Europe PMC team

 | 28 July 2020

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Europe PMC partners with UKCDR to release the Covid-19 Awards Search

Europe PMC team

 | 28 July 2020

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Europe PMC partners with UKCDR to release the Covid-19 Awards Search

As a response to the current pandemic crisis, organisations worldwide have increasingly made funding available for COVID-19 research. As part of the COVID CIRCLE programme, the Medical Research Council (MRC) has worked with the UK Collaborative on Development Research (UKCDR) and the Global Research Collaboration for Infectious Disease Preparedness (GLoPID-R) to make COVID-19 grant information […]

Europe PMC team

 | 8 June 2020

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Europe PMC to include the full text of COVID-19 preprints

Europe PMC team

 | 8 June 2020

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Europe PMC to include the full text of COVID-19 preprints

In this pandemic, researchers have responded by publishing results rapidly, often through preprints. In fact, up to half of the publications in Europe PMC on COVID-19 are preprints rather than peer-reviewed journal articles. Currently, the full text of these preprints are scattered as PDFs on preprint servers, or, available as a non-standard set of documents […]

Europe PMC team

 | 4 June 2020

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Global grant IDs in Europe PMC

Europe PMC team

 | 4 June 2020

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Global grant IDs in Europe PMC

In September 2019 we welcomed the first open, global grant IDs to Europe PMC. Wellcome became the first funder to register DOIs for their grant awards with Crossref. Grant metadata is provided by Europe PMC, and in a pilot integration, the grant IDs were featured in a PLOS ONE publication. This is a very exciting […]

Europe PMC team

 | 9 April 2020

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MQ: Transforming Mental Health and Pancreatic Cancer UK join Europe PMC

Europe PMC team

 | 9 April 2020

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MQ: Transforming Mental Health and Pancreatic Cancer UK join Europe PMC

We’re delighted to announce that MQ: Transforming Mental Health and Pancreatic Cancer UK join Europe PMC as a new funder. This brings the Europe PMC funder family to 31 members. MQ: Transforming Mental Health is an international mental health research charity that funds multidisciplinary research into mental health across biological, psychological and social sciences. With […]

Europe PMC team

 | 18 March 2020

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Five stories showing how Europe PMC is used by the life sciences community

Europe PMC team

 | 18 March 2020

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Five stories showing how Europe PMC is used by the life sciences community

Europe PMC is a searchable database that allows access to life sciences publications worldwide including preprints and micropublications. Europe PMC offers cutting-edge tools to improve the discovery of articles around a topic of interest and provides links to the data behind the articles. In a commitment to open science, Europe PMC flags articles that are […]

Europe PMC team

 | 4 March 2020

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Making sense of preprint versions

Europe PMC team

 | 4 March 2020

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Making sense of preprint versions

Europe PMC has been indexing preprints since 2018, hosting content initially from bioRxiv, ChemRxiv, PeerJ Preprints, F1000, and subsequently adding content from medRxiv and Beilstein Archives. Europe PMC now indexes over 100K preprints. Through a recent redesign of the search functionality, Europe PMC  highlights more clearly search results that are preprints (versus research articles or […]

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

 | 20 August 2019

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FAIR-biomed: a browser extension using Europe PMC API

Europe PMC team

 | 20 August 2019

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FAIR-biomed: a browser extension using Europe PMC API

What is FAIR-biomed? FAIR-biomed is a browser extension that aims to facilitate investigative research in biomedicine. It connects users to information stored in specialized databases. For example, when reading an online report, with simple clicks, FAIR-biomed can help you find all the relevant information on biological entities present in that report. For example, a gene, […]

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 […]

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: […]

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