When you think about the role of journal publishers in the research lifecycle, content production and dissemination are two givens. But what about content preservation? In this post, we overview the different archiving options available and best practices for open access journals.
We caught up with PubMed Central (PMC) Program Manager Kathryn Funk to get answers to some of the most common questions that we hear from journal publishers about PubMed and the related literature databases at the National Library of Medicine (NLM), MEDLINE and PMC.
Journal publishers that want their articles to show up in relevant abstracting and indexing databases must submit article information to them in machine-readable formats. If you only publish journal articles in human-readable formats, like PDFs, you're likely missing out on valuable indexing opportunities.