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'''PubMed Central''' ('''PMC''') is a free [[digital repository]] that archives [[open access|publicly accessible]] full-text scholarly articles that have been published within the [[biomedical]] and [[life sciences]] journal literature. As one of the major research databases within the suite of resources that have been developed by the [[National Center for Biotechnology Information]] (NCBI), PubMed Central is much more than just a document repository. Submissions into PMC undergo an indexing and formatting procedure which results in enhanced metadata, [[medical ontologies|medical ontology]], and unique identifiers which all enrich the XML structured data for each article on deposit.<ref>{{cite journal | doi = 10.4242/BalisageVol6.Beck01 | title=Report from the Field: PubMed Central, an XML-based Archive of Life Sciences Journal Articles | journal=Proceedings of the International Symposium on XML for the Long Haul: Issues in the Long-term Preservation of XML | volume=6 | last1 = Beck | first1 = Jeff | name-list-format = vanc | year=2010 | isbn=978-1-935958-02-4 }}</ref> Content within PMC can easily be interlinked to many other NCBI databases and accessed via [[Entrez]] search and retrieval systems, further enhancing the public's ability to freely discover, read and build upon this portfolio of biomedical knowledge.<ref>{{cite book|url=|title=PubMed Central |first1=Chris |last1=Maloney |first2=Ed |last2=Sequeira |first3=Christopher |last3=Kelly |first4=Rebecca |last4=Orris |first5=Jeffrey |last5=Beck | name-list-format = vanc |date=5 December 2013|publisher=National Center for Biotechnology Information (US)}}</ref>
PubMed Central is very distinct from [[PubMed]].<ref>{{cite web |url= |title=MEDLINE, PubMed, and PMC (PubMed Central): How are they different?|author=|date=9 September 2019|}}</ref> PubMed Central is a free digital archive of full articles, accessible to anyone from anywhere via a web browser (with varying provisions for reuse). Conversely, although PubMed is a searchable database of biomedical citations and abstracts, the full-text article physically resides elsewhere (in print or online, free or behind a subscriber [[paywall]]).