New features in PubMed

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) announced four changes to PubMed, effective March 8, 2017.

The changes are described below.

  1. Conflict of interest statements – NLM added conflict of interest statements in the summaries of articles below the abstract. The conflict of interest statements are only included when supplied by the author. COIS
  2. Editorial expressions of concern – NLM added editorial expressions of concern as a new pair of linking elements in the Comments/Corrections segment of article summaries in PubMed. Expressions of concern were previously treated as comments, but they will now be explicitly labeled. EOC
  3. Results display – you can now choose how many pages you would like to see per page of results by choosing an option in the “Per page” drop-down menu at the top of the results list.
  4. Status tag – Status tags which are found at the bottom off an article summary previously would state “[PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]”, but this will be replaced with “[Indexed for MEDLINE]”. The citation status is the same as before despite the change in wording and the citation status search strategies will continue to function as they always have.

For more information visit PubMed.


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