PubMed Central Canada (PMCC)

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PubMed Central Canada (PMCC) was unavailable from July 2014 to June 2015. As of June 2015, PubMed Central Canada has been put back online.

Notice December 2017

PubMed Central Canada to be taken offline in February 2018

"...On February 23, 2018, PubMed Central Canada (PMC Canada) will be taken offline permanently. No author manuscripts will be deleted, and the approximately 2,900 manuscripts authored by Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)-funded researchers currently in the archive will be copied to the National Research Council’s (NRC) Digital Repository over the coming months. These manuscripts along with all other content will also remain publicly searchable on PubMed Central (US) and Europe PubMed Central, meaning such manuscripts will continue to be compliant with the Tri-Agency Open Access Policy on Publications."


PMCC was a web-accessible Canadian archive or repository of biomedical and life sciences research that provided access to free full-text peer-reviewed articles. As a major source of biomedical research published in both of Canada's official languages, English and French, PMCC was meant to provide access to a permanent archive of journal research, and builds on and complements US PubMedCentral, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) digital archive of biomedical sciences literature. The goal of PMCC was to build a research repository by Canadians about Canadian biomedical research. Its philosophy was to provide a platform and searchable index for all Canadians. Although not widely-known, it presented real opportunities for medical librarians to influence the direction of archiving biomedical research in Canada.

PMC International

On the PMC Int'l website it reads:

"...PMC Canada became operational in October 2009, under an arrangement with NLM and NCBI similar to that for Europe PMC. PMC Canada represents a partnership between the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the National Research Council's Canada Institute for Scientific and Technical Information (NRC-CISTI), and the NLM. Like Europe PMC, PMC Canada receives all of its final published content through the U.S. PMC. It also takes in CIHR-funded author manuscripts directly and makes them available to the U.S. and UK sites."


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