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NLM Technical Bulletin, Mar-Apr 2018, PMC Author Name and Disclaimer Display

PMC Author Name & Disclaimer Display. NLM Tech Bull. 2018 Mar-Apr;(421):e4.

[Editor’s Note: This is a reprint of an announcement from the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI). To automatically receive the latest news and announcements regarding major changes & updates to PubMed Central (PMC), please see the subscribe page.]

In collaboration with Europe PubMed Central, PMC has implemented several updates to the article display in order to enhance the transparency & readability of the content.

Navigating from the PMC record to the PubMed record has been made easier by the addition of hyperlinked PubMed IDs (PMIDs) in the upper right-hand corner of article records (see A in Figure 1). Clicking the PMID link will take you to the corresponding citation record in PubMed.

The PMC Disclaimer link has also been moved out of the Copyright & License information section for easier discovery & access (see B in Figure 1). This page describes what content is included in PMC as well as other important NCBI & NLM disclaimer information.

PMC article display.
Figure 1: PMC article display.

Additionally, two changes have been implemented to improve the functionality of author names. Users now can click on an author name to view the author’s affiliation(s) (see A in Figure 2). Users also have the option of running a quick author name search in PMC by clicking the linked author name in “Find articles by [author name]” (see B in Figure 2). In the example, the search is “Sawyer SL”[Author].

PMC quick author search.
Figure 2: PMC quick author search.

Finally, figures & tables have been moved from thumbnail displays to inline with the article display to make them easier to view. Users still can click on the figure/table title or “Open in separate window” (as available) link for a closer look (see Figure 3).

PMC inline image display.
Figure 3: PMC inline image display.

We hope these updates improve the overall user experience in PMC. Please send feedback to the PMC Help Desk at pubmedcentral@ncbi.nlm.nih.gov.

Source: nlm.nih.gov

Updated: April 6, 2018 — 6:59 pm

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