Public Health Emergency COVID-19 Initiative

24 Mar, 2020

On March 13, 2020, the National Science and Technology Advisors from a dozen countries, including the United States, called on publishers to voluntarily agree to make their COVID-19 and coronavirus-related publications, and the available data supporting them, immediately accessible in PubMed Central (PMC) and other appropriate public repositories to support the ongoing public health emergency response efforts.

To date, the following publishers have responded to the call and are working with NLM to make their coronavirus-related articles discoverable and accessible through PMC and facilitate text mining and secondary analysis through machine-readable formats and licenses:

  • American Chemical Society
  • American Medical Informatics Association
  • American Physical Society
  • American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • American Society for Microbiology
  • Annals of Internal Medicine, a publication of the American College of Physicians
  • The British Medical Journal (BMJ)
  • Bulletin of the World Health Organization
  • Cambridge University Press (CUP)
  • Cell Press
  • Chinese Journal of Lung Cancer
  • CSIRO Publishing
  • eLife
  • Elsevier
  • EMBO Press
  • Emerald Publishing
  • European Respiratory Society
  • F1000 Research Limited
  • Frontiers
  • Future Science Group
  • Healthcare Infection Society
  • IOP Publishing
  • JMIR Publications
  • Karger Publishers
  • The Lancet
  • Life Science Alliance
  • Microbiology Society
  • New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM)
  • Oxford University Press
  • PLOS
  • PNAS - Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA
  • Rockefeller University Press (RUP)
  • The Royal Society
  • SAGE Publishing
  • Science Journals
  • Springer Nature
  • Taylor & Francis
  • Wiley
  • Wolters Kluwer

NLM appreciates the opportunity to work with the publishing community on this initiative to accelerate global efforts to contain the SARS-CoV-2 virus and welcomes participation by additional journals and publishers.

Those interested may contact the PMC Public Health Emergency Initiative coordinating team at

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