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About Europe PMC

What is Europe PMC?

Europe PMC is a repository, providing access to worldwide life sciences articles, books, patents and clinical guidelines. Europe PMC provides links to relevant records in databases such as Uniprot, European Nucleotide Archive (ENA), Protein Data Bank Europe (PDBE) and BioStudies.

Europe PMC offers a tool for authors to claim articles to their ORCID record, and a grant finder, which searches through grants from its 28 biomedical funders. Europe PMC content can be accessed programmatically and text-mined using our publicly available articles API and grants API, and the SciLite annotations service.

Europe PMC meets the agreed definition of a repository as determined by Jisc and endorsed by RLUK, SCONUL, ARMA and UKCoRR.

Discover more about the benefits and scope of Europe PMC.

Access more content

We have over 5 million more abstracts than PubMed.

Europe PMC also contains Patents, NHS (National Health Service) guidelines, and Agricola records.

Agricola records
, from PubMed
NHS guidelines
Full text articles

Search abstracts and full text in a single search

On Europe PMC you can search all the content (abstracts and article full text) in a single search, whereas PubMed and PMC are separate resources.

Sort by ‘times cited’ to get straight to highly cited articles.

Get credit for your work

ORCID is a unique identifier for researchers, which distinguishes you from other researchers.

In Europe PMC you can claim your Europe PMC articles with your ORCID and get credit for your work.

Link to public databases from articles

Explore public gene, protein and chemical compound databases directly from the article, including UniProt, Protein Data Bank (PDBe), and the European Nucleotide Archive (ENA).

You can highlight and browse keywords such as gene names, organisms and diseases, through our textmining technologies.

Partnered with PubMed Central

Europe PMC includes resources from PubMed and PubMed Central (PMC), projects developed at the NCBI in the USA. Europe PMC is part of a network of PMC International (PMCI) repositories that also includes PMC Canada.

Search biomedical grants

Use our grant finder to search biomedical research grants awarded to the 23,000 Principal Investigators supported by the Europe PMC funders.

Services for PIs

PIs who are supported by the Europe PMC funders can submit accepted manuscripts, link their articles to grant information and view citation statistics using the Europe PMC Plus system.

Annual Reports

The Europe PMC Annual Reports summarise the highlights from the years: 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016.

Further information

For more information on Europe PMC, read the article: Europe PMC: a full-text literature database for the life sciences and platform for innovation., McEntyre, J., et al. Nucleic Acids Res. (2015) 43 (Database issue): D1042-D1048.