PMC Update: Journal Selection & Participation Agreements. NLM Tech Bull. 2018 Jul-Aug;(423):b1.
2018 July 02 [posted]
[Editor’s Note: This is a reprint of an announcement from the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI). To automatically receive the latest news & announcements regarding major changes and updates to PubMed Central (PMC), please see the subscribe page.]
On June 26, 2018, PubMed Central PMC released expanded information about its selection process for journals that apply for participation. The current review process has been in place since November 2014 & focuses on the scientific rigor and editorial quality standards of each journal that applies to participate in PMC.
Some of the attributes taken into account as part of this process include the article content, journal policies, language quality, & presentation of content. The same assessment considerations are used for reevaluation of currently participating journals. We encourage you to visit the Journal Selection for PMC page to learn more.
Publishers & journals interested in submitting an application to PMC are also encouraged to review our updated policies on agreement types. These policies provide the eligibility criteria for each type of participation agreement and should be considered alongside the pre-application requirements.