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Europe PMC: a summary
How content is added to Europe PMC
Benefits of a Europe-wide subject-based repository
The Europe PMC Funders’ Group
Services provided to the Europe PMC Funders’ Group
Support for Europe PMC funders and their grantholders
A service of the Europe PMC Funders' Group working in partnership with European Bioinformatics Institute, University of Manchester, British Library, in cooperation with the NCBI.
It includes content provided to the PubMed Central International archive by participating publishers.
26 funders mandate deposition of research outputs into Europe PMC, including ERC, MRC, Wellcome Trust, CRUK, FWF.
Provides free access to ~ 3m full text, peer-reviewed research papers, + 28m bibliographic records derived from PubMed, Agricola, Patents and clinical guidelines.
Route A: By publishers who make all their content available at the time of publication (e.g. PLOS, BMC, eLife)
Route B: By publisherswho make individual articlesavailable at the time of publication (e.g. articles in hybrid journals )
Route C: By authors who self-archive the author manuscripts in PMC/Europe PMC using the Europe PMC plus deposition service (e.g. articles published in Science)
Route D: By publishers who deposit the peer-reviewed manuscript (authors also have to “sign-off the deposit) (e.g. Elsevier articles for NIH, NPG content for Wellcome [and others])
Greater visibility of research findings
All articles in a single repository, fully accessible from PubMed and Google as well as Europe PMC
Research process enhanced
Innovative features - citation networks; articles integrated with underlying data-sets; text mining
Greater compliance with funder mandate
Publishers can (and do) deposit in PMC
Integration with Institutional Repositories (IR’s)
Content can be shared with IR’s
Integrated with ORCID
View “Cited by” and “Cites the following” data
Sort results by times cited
Acromine - disambiguation tool
Evidence Finder - text mining technologies
Good working relationship with European initiatives such as Driver and OpenAire
Content can be shared with IRs
All Europe PMC funders are represented in the Europe PMC Funders’ Group, which:
Steers the direction of the service
Meets annually to review and approve the annual development objectives
Receives regular updates on development progress
A fully managed and highly-available, 24x7 web-based repository service
Manuscript deposition service
A manuscript submission system to allow your researchers to self-archive their papers
Arrangements are in place with a number of leading publishers to ensure that all research papers that are funded by a Europe PMC member (and for which an Article Processing Charge (APC) fee has been paid) are automatically made available through Europe PMC. In cases where a funder needs to liaise directly with a publisher (e.g. Elsevier) we can help facilitate this.
Grant holders have access to a dedicated helpdesk facility
The service has a Funders’ Group project manager
Researchers funded by Europe PMC members receive phone and email support from the helpdesk:
Depositing manuscripts using Europe PMC plus
Linking their grants to their papers using Europe PMC plus
The Europe PMC service and Funders’ Group project managers ensure:
The aims and objectives for Europe PMC approved by the Funders’ Group are attained
Funders are updated regarding service developments
Funders receive support engaging their researchers with Europe PMC and open access
Europe PMC funders contribute to both the operational and development costs of the service.
Operational costs are calculated based on the funder’s annual research spend (ARS) as a percentage of the total ARS of the Funders’ Group.
This table provides some crude estimates to demonstrate the operational costs:
In addition to the operational costs, Europe PMC funders also make funds available to support the development of the repository.
Funder contributions to the cost of development are calculated based on the funder’s ARS, and equate to roughly one quarter of the operational costs borne by the funder per annum.
For example, a “medium” sized funder which is paying £50k a year to support operational costs, would also be asked to contribute around £12k to support R&D.
Development ensures Europe PMC remains the competitive resource it currently is.
The Europe PMC funders have developed a function-rich and well-used repository
Europe PMC is:
will help to increase visibility of research you fund
will provide you with the means of implementing your OA policies
The next opportunities to join Europe PMC are in May 2015 and April 2016. Funders who wish to join Europe PMC in May 2015 will need to confirm their commitment by January 2015.
For more information on joining Europe PMC contact:
Europe PMC Funders’ Group Project Manager