PubMed Central Website has a Fresh Look
First Step in Ongoing Modernization Complete
March 22, 2022
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is pleased to announce an update to the user interface of its PubMed Central (PMC) digital archive—a free full-text archive of biomedical and life sciences journal articles. PMC’s fresh look and feel is the first step in an ongoing effort to modernize PMC, create a more accessible user experience across NLM literature databases, and enhance the long-term stability of the PMC infrastructure.
The update, informed by user feedback, includes a reorganized homepage, easy-to-navigate help documentation, and streamlined article display. You will notice a similar look and feel between features in PMC and PubMed, NLM’s biomedical literature citation database. Article pages in the new design link to a new section in the PMC User Guide that shows how to access features in the new article page layout.
PMC houses more than 7 million full-text records, spanning several centuries of biomedical and life science research, and is used by more than 3 million users every day.
For now, the way you search on PMC and the display of the search results page will remain unchanged; you will continue to have access to the same services including current filters and facets, search details, and recent activity. You will also continue to have access to the classic interface from articles for at least three months as you adjust to the new site.
You can expect more periodic updates and new features over the next 12-18 months as NLM works to ensure the long-term stability of the PMC infrastructure and its ability to improve free public access to the scientific literature.
As new updates and changes are released, NLM invites you to provide feedback using the green “Feedback” button in the lower right-hand corner of the PMC website. “You can also subscribe to the “New in PMC” RSS feed for updates on future changes as they are released.”
We encourage you to explore the fresh new look and improved user experience for yourself!
Please watch for NLM updates and announcements:
- New PMC Website Design is Live! NCBI Insights. 2022 March 21 (nih.gov)
- Updated PMC Launching Soon! NLM Technical Bulletin. 2022 Jan–Feb (nih.gov)
- A More Modern PMC Is on Its Way - There's Still Time to Give Us Feedback. NLM Technical Bulletin. 2021 Nov–Dec (nih.gov)
- PMC Labs is here. Let us know what you think! NLM Technical Bulletin. 2021 May–Jun (nih.gov) – this update provides details about specific functions and features