PubMed Central, the National Library of Medicine’s free digital archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature, has announced new participating journals and the addition of new content. Four new titles, The Canadian Veterinary Journal, Harm Reduction Journal, The International Journal of Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity, and Retrovirology, have joined PMC and are now available online. Selected back issues of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences have also been digitized and added to the archive.
Developed and maintained by the National Center for Biotechnology Information, a division of NLM, PMC archives literature from multiple sources into a searchable, full text database for public use. All articles are peer-reviewed, with over 150 journals currently participating. Non-electronic back issues of PMC journals are being digitized and added to the database. In some cases, back files made available on PMC exceed what is available from the publisher.
Participation is voluntary, with content and immediacy set by each journal. All peer-reviewed, primary research articles must be included, and free access to complete journal contents is encouraged. Some journals prefer to delay public access for a short period, but most make articles available within a year of publication.Posted by biomednews at June 25, 2004 10:40 AM