04-17-2008 01:57 PM
The PubMed Central Identification Number (PMCID) does not import from the PubMed Record to the EndNote Journal Article type. I've emailed PubMed tech support to create a datafield for PMCID that would import into EndNote, etc. I've not yet heard from PubMed, and would welcome others to reqeust PubMed to support PMCID import. The data has to be there before EndNote can import it.
The PMCID is now an important data element, because NIH has mandated that articles from NIH funded research be placed in PubMed Central and that future grant requests and articles cite the PMCID.
The PMC is not to be confused with the PubMed ID #, which imports into the EndNote Accession Field of the Journal Article type.
04-17-2008 05:05 PM
From what I've heard, EndNote will be releasing a new PubMed filter soon. The PMCID will now map to the accession number field. And the PMID will be lumped into Notes.
Currently, PubMed does include the PMCID in the MEDLINE format. It's just that EndNote doesn't yet know what to do with it.
04-17-2008 05:51 PM
After scrutinizing quite a few results at PubMed, I am having a very hard time finding a record that provides the PMCID number in the MEDLINE format.
Would you be so kind as to provide the PubMed ID for one of these records, that I might have a look?
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04-18-2008 09:34 AM - edited 04-18-2008 09:46 AM
The easiest way to find records with a PMCID is to use the Limits tab and select the PubMed Central subset after you've done a search in PubMed.
For example, PMID 18401448 has a PMCID.
The NLM Technical Bulletin that discusses the PMCID and MID is at
The new PubMed filter I've seen now puts the PMID in the Notes field. Won't that be confusing to have some records with the PMID in the accession number field, and then now have the PMCID in the accession field instead? Every PubMed citation has a PMID, but not all of them will have a PMCID.
04-22-2008 03:26 PM
I have solved this problem by using a Custom field and editing the pubmed import filter to send the PMCID to the custom field. But I worry for my patrons who are not as EndNote savvy.
If EndNote changes the filter to send the PMCID to the accession number field, where will the PMID go?
Also you may want to do a Change Move Field action to move all PMID's already in the accession field to another field. However I think users will want both the PMID and the PMCID available.
04-22-2008 04:08 PM
I believe the PMID will now go into the Notes field. I'd prefer to have both fields available too.
Fortunately, the PMCID is prefaced with PMC so we can tell the difference.
05-21-2008 02:07 PM - edited 05-22-2008 11:16 AM
At least some of these issues should be resolved by following the instructions on this FAQ:
If you follow the steps there, are there still things that appear not to be importing, or are importing incorrectly?
05-22-2008 11:04 AM - edited 05-22-2008 11:11 AM
Thanks for officially supporting the PMCID. Now...we need the MID field to import into it's own field (custom 3?) because if a manuscript does not have a PMCID assigned to it yet, we'll need to include the NIHMSID in the NIH reports.
Take a look at the U of Wisconsin's modifications: http://www.library.wisc.edu/scp/nih/faq.html#endnote
05-22-2008 11:16 AM
Could you provide me an example of a record from PubMed that has the NIHMSID? You can either attach an exported file, or provide me with an author name, year, and title and I can search for it.
I would need to see how PubMed exports it, and then from there I can direct you how to make the appropriate changes. If this is a standard NIH requirement, I can also alert our Content group that it needs to be altered in the public filter as well.
05-22-2008 05:11 PM
Here's the PMID of a citation that has an NIHMSID, 16930585.
Here's the FAQ regarding the NIH policy that we are trying to comply with