Finding your NIH or PubMed Central (PMC) ID number
When your manuscript is submitted to NIH, you will receive a NIHMS ID number during the submission process. After the manuscript is processed in PubMed Central, it will be assigned a PMC ID number.
You can search PubMed Central for the citations, and the PMC ID numbers will be listed. You may also find a PMC ID number in a PubMed record for an article.
To search PubMed Central, go to http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez?db=pmc.
If you need assistance with searching PubMed Central, please contact the John Crerar Library Reference Desk (2-7715, email: email@example.com).
The PMC ID number is a number used in PubMed Central, and should not be confused with the PMID in the regular PubMed database. For some articles, BOTH numbers may appear in PubMed (see the example below).
Any articles in PubMed Central that are not yet available for open access will have a release date ("Available after mm/dd/yy")clearly indicated in both PubMed and PubMed Central databases.
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