PubMed Central Canada: A new information resource

PubMedCentral Canada (PMC)  is a free digital archive of full-text, peer-reviewed health and life sciences literature. The CIHR has partnered with the NRC's Canada Institute for Scientific and Technical Information (NRC-CISTI) and the US Library of Medicine (NLM) in the creation of this central repository for CIHR-funded research publications.  Anyone can access this page to search, browse and download articles.  PMC recently launced its manuscript submission system that enables CIHR-funded researchers to deposit their peer-reviewed research publications.  Currently PMC is only accepting publications that are the result of CIHR funding. However, they say their aim is to grow PMC into a premier public access resource of Canadian health research findings and they hope to collaborate with other Canadian funders of health research in doing so. Visitors can browse the PMC journals listed alphabetically.  Click on the A-B link, for example, and get a listing with more information about access and participation level of the journal in PMC. Also listed is a Search link with each article that gives you access to the abstract, full text, or pdf version of articles in that journal. An advanced search option takes you to the National Library of Medicine PubMed Central search interface and all the functionality and resources available there.

This seems a very valuable tool. I look forward to exploring it.