Europe PMC: a full-text literature database for the life sciences and platform for innovation.
Bottom Line: Formerly known as UKPMC, the service was rebranded in November 2012 as Europe PMC to reflect the scope of the funding agencies that support it.Several new developments have enriched Europe PMC considerably since then.Europe PMC now offers RESTful web services to access both articles and grants, powerful search tools such as citation-count sort order and data citation features, a service to add publications to your ORCID, a variety of export formats, and an External Links service that enables any related resource to be linked from Europe PMC content.
Mentions: Europe PMC supplements the full-text article collection with abstracts from a variety of sources. In particular, Europe PMC ingests all of PubMed, updated daily (currently about 24 million records), adds records from the agricultural collection Agricola monthly (about 600 000 records) and contains international patent abstracts from the life sciences domain and ad hoc additions of metadata from other smaller sources. In cases where a full-text article in Europe PMC does not have a PubMed record, we also create a metadata record—there are about 440K of these, and they reflect records in flux (not yet in PubMed but will be) or records for articles of a type not taken by PubMed. The total content available in Europe PMC at the time of writing can be seen in Figure 1a.