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.
At Scholastica, we're building out our open access publishing platform to make it easier for journal publishers to reach their indexing goals. We're producing machine-readable XML files for all articles published using our platform and introducing automated article deposits for major indexes.