Research Compliance Services



Date of this Version

March 2008


From NIH PubMed Central, accessed 3/10/2008.


PubMed Central (PMC) exists both to provide online access to journal content and to build and maintain a high-quality, durable archive of this digital content. The latter objective drives many of the requirements here. Several years of experience working with material deposited in PMC confirms that what is adequate for displaying an article online today may not be enough for archival purposes. Please keep this in mind as you make your way through the details.

Image File Requirements
Coding Requirements for XML / SGML Files
Article Data File Naming Conventions
Articles Published Online First
File Organization, Packaging, and Delivery
Submitting Revised or Corrected Files