PMC recently released an update to the PMCID – PMID -Manuscript ID – DOI Converter tool. The updated tool allows you to search by one unique identifier and find additional identifiers that may apply to the article.
Search options include:
- PMID (from PubMed)
- PMCID (from PMC)
- Manuscript ID (from a manuscript submission system, e.g., NIHMS, Europe PMC, PMC Canada)
- DOI (Digital Object Identifier – assigned by the publisher)
When a number is entered the Converter will look for the related identifiers. If you search for an article ID to identify a PMCID, if the article is not found in PMC the message will display: “Identifier not found in PMC.” Remember that not every article will have every identifier. According to the NIH, PMCIDs are posted in PubMed promptly after processing by PMC which happens around the time of publication.
Katie Prentice, MSIS, AHIP
Head of Education & Information Services