NIH Requires PubMed Central ID.
NIH Requires PubMed Central ID and the EndNote Enhancement
As you may know, articles in PubMed Central have their own identifier, the PMCID. NIH funded authors are required to include the PMCID on reports and grant-related documents.
There is now a converter which allows one to retrieve the PMID with the PMCID, or the reverse, for one or a batch of identifiers. The converter is located at: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/pmctopmid .
EndNote citation management has updates for transferring the PMCID number into EndNote references and displaying the PMCID in the EndNote NIH reference style. At the endnote.com web site it states, “When submitting a grant to the NIH, they require that the PMC number be included for all references. Updated content files can be found in this FAQ.”
Here is an example of the new look in the EndNote NIH style is:
1. Heaney ML, Pierce J, Parsons JT. Site-directed mutagenesis of the gag-myc gene of avian myelocytomatosis virus 29: biological activity and intracellular localization of structurally altered proteins. J Virol. 1986;60(1):167-76. PMCID: PMC253914