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1.  UKPMC: a full text article resource for the life sciences 
Nucleic Acids Research  2010;39(Database issue):D58-D65.
UK PubMed Central (UKPMC) is a full-text article database that extends the functionality of the original PubMed Central (PMC) repository. The UKPMC project was launched as the first ‘mirror’ site to PMC, which in analogy to the International Nucleotide Sequence Database Collaboration, aims to provide international preservation of the open and free-access biomedical literature. UKPMC ( has undergone considerable development since its inception in 2007 and now includes both a UKPMC and PubMed search, as well as access to other records such as Agricola, Patents and recent biomedical theses. UKPMC also differs from PubMed/PMC in that the full text and abstract information can be searched in an integrated manner from one input box. Furthermore, UKPMC contains ‘Cited By’ information as an alternative way to navigate the literature and has incorporated text-mining approaches to semantically enrich content and integrate it with related database resources. Finally, UKPMC also offers added-value services (UKPMC+) that enable grantees to deposit manuscripts, link papers to grants, publish online portfolios and view citation information on their papers. Here we describe UKPMC and clarify the relationship between PMC and UKPMC, providing historical context and future directions, 10 years on from when PMC was first launched.
PMCID: PMC3013671  PMID: 21062818
3.  When Is Open Access Not Open Access? 
PLoS Biology  2007;5(10):e285.
As open access grows in prominence, so too has confusion about what open access means; such confusion arises from a genuine misunderstanding of open access by funders, authors, editors, and publishers alike.
PMCID: PMC2020500  PMID: 17941723
4.  Funding the Way to Open Access 
PLoS Biology  2005;3(3):e97.
The Wellcome Trust - the UK's largest non-governmental funder of biomedical research - is taking action to ensure the work it supports is available to all
PMCID: PMC1065707  PMID: 15760274
5.  Open Access and an Additional Publishing Option 
Medical History  2012;56(3):307.
PMCID: PMC3426992  PMID: 23002301
6.  GeneView: a comprehensive semantic search engine for PubMed 
Nucleic Acids Research  2012;40(Web Server issue):W585-W591.
Research results are primarily published in scientific literature and curation efforts cannot keep up with the rapid growth of published literature. The plethora of knowledge remains hidden in large text repositories like MEDLINE. Consequently, life scientists have to spend a great amount of time searching for specific information. The enormous ambiguity among most names of biomedical objects such as genes, chemicals and diseases often produces too large and unspecific search results. We present GeneView, a semantic search engine for biomedical knowledge. GeneView is built upon a comprehensively annotated version of PubMed abstracts and openly available PubMed Central full texts. This semi-structured representation of biomedical texts enables a number of features extending classical search engines. For instance, users may search for entities using unique database identifiers or they may rank documents by the number of specific mentions they contain. Annotation is performed by a multitude of state-of-the-art text-mining tools for recognizing mentions from 10 entity classes and for identifying protein–protein interactions. GeneView currently contains annotations for >194 million entities from 10 classes for ∼21 million citations with 271 000 full text bodies. GeneView can be searched at
PMCID: PMC3394277  PMID: 22693219
7.  Progress toward Public Access to Science 
PLoS Biology  2008;6(4):e101.
PLoS Chairman of the Board Harold Varmus applauds the newly enacted NIH public access policy as a positive step toward ensuring greater access to and better use of the scientific literature.
PMCID: PMC2288632  PMID: 18399723
8.  Looking for Landmarks: The Role of Expert Review and Bibliometric Analysis in Evaluating Scientific Publication Outputs 
PLoS ONE  2009;4(6):e5910.
To compare expert assessment with bibliometric indicators as tools to assess the quality and importance of scientific research papers.
Methods and Materials
Shortly after their publication in 2005, the quality and importance of a cohort of nearly 700 Wellcome Trust (WT) associated research papers were assessed by expert reviewers; each paper was reviewed by two WT expert reviewers. After 3 years, we compared this initial assessment with other measures of paper impact.
Shortly after publication, 62 (9%) of the 687 research papers were determined to describe at least a ‘major addition to knowledge’ –6 were thought to be ‘landmark’ papers. At an aggregate level, after 3 years, there was a strong positive association between expert assessment and impact as measured by number of citations and F1000 rating. However, there were some important exceptions indicating that bibliometric measures may not be sufficient in isolation as measures of research quality and importance, and especially not for assessing single papers or small groups of research publications.
When attempting to assess the quality and importance of research papers, we found that sole reliance on bibliometric indicators would have led us to miss papers containing important results as judged by expert review. In particular, some papers that were highly rated by experts were not highly cited during the first three years after publication. Tools that link expert peer reviews of research paper quality and importance to more quantitative indicators, such as citation analysis would be valuable additions to the field of research assessment and evaluation.
PMCID: PMC2695409  PMID: 19536339
9.  The French and their hernias: Prospective radiological differentiation of de Garengeot from other groin hernias 
A femoral hernia containing an appendix, known as de Garengeot hernia, is an uncommon and potentially confusing presentation. Prompt differentiation of this condition from other groin hernias in an acute setting will influence management and reduce morbidity. Computed Tomography (CT) should be performed in all suspected cases and an awareness of likely CT findings can facilitate rapid pre-operative diagnosis. Despite this, we present only the fourth published case of prospective CT diagnosis of de Garengeot hernia.
PMCID: PMC3661430  PMID: 23705048
de Garengeot; prospective diagnosis; femoral; hernia
10.  Impact of pharmacist recruitment on ADR reporting: Malaysian experience 
Southern Med Review  2011;4(2):102-103.
PMCID: PMC3471183  PMID: 23093890
Adverse Drug Reactions; Pharmacist; Pharmacovigilance; Malaysia

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