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PubMed New and Noteworthy

Brief announcements highlighting recent enhancements and changes to the PubMed and MeSH databases.

Published: Wed, 22 Jun 2016 09:00:00 EST


PubMed Commons Discontinued

Fri, 09 Mar 2018 14:00:00 EST

​PubMed Commons, a feature that enabled authors to share opinions and information about scientific publications indexed in PubMed, was discontinued on March 5, 2018.
All comments are archived on our FTP site

New Maximum Length for Custom Filters in PubMed

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 11:00:00 EST

In April 2018, NLM will start limiting the length of PubMed custom filters to 4,000 characters, and asterisks (*) for truncation will no longer be allowed in these filters. We are introducing a limitation on this My NCBI feature to address resource-intensive demands on the system and to continue providing a rapid response time for all PubMed users.

PubMed Commons to be Discontinued

Fri, 02 Feb 2018 09:00:00 EST

​PubMed Commons has been a valuable experiment in supporting discussion of published scientific literature. While many worthwhile comments were made through the service during its 4 years of operation, NIH has decided that the low level of participation does not warrant continued investment in the project, particularly given the availability of other commenting venues.

MeSH Updated

Mon, 27 Nov 2017 15:30:00 EST

​PubMed MEDLINE indexed citations and the MeSH database have been updated with 2018 MeSH vocabulary

Author contributed equally

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 09:00:00 EST

​PubMed has been updated to include a contributed equally note on author names, if supplied by the publisher.

NLM Catalog Updated

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 16:00:00 EST

​The NLM Catalog XML has been updated to include the Uniform Resource Identifiers (URIs) for the MESH subject fields in its catalog records.

Updated Algorithm for PubMed Best Match

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 16:00:00 EST

​The algorithm for Best Match sort order in PubMed has been enhanced and now incorporates a machine learning architecture to improve search results and ranking.

NLM Catalog sidebar filters updated

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 15:00:00 EST

​The NLM Catalog sidebar facets were updated to improve users' ability to combine filters when searching.

PubMed Updated

Wed, 08 Mar 2017 09:00:00 EST

​PubMed now includes conflict of interest statements and editorial expressions of concern, a reinstatement of the "Per page" menu to the top of the results, and a change to the status tags in the abstract display.

MeSH Updated

Thu, 15 Dec 2016 15:00:00 EST

​PubMed MEDLINE indexed citations, NLM Catalog records, and the MeSH database have been updated with 2017 MeSH vocabulary.

Relevance sort order renamed "Best Match"

Mon, 12 Dec 2016 13:00:00 EST

The Relevance sort in PubMed has been renamed "Best Match." Users who are not using the Best Match sort order will see a hint (once per session) suggesting that they try it.

Change to user reporting error in PubMed

Tue, 04 Oct 2016 09:00:00 EST

​The PubMed Data Managment Systems (PMDM), which allows data providers to update or correct their citations, was released. Users should report errors in PubMed directly to publishers or data providers.

PubMed Journals Released

Wed, 07 Sep 2016 12:00:00 EST

​Following the latest biomedical literature can be a challenge, but NCBI's new PubMed Journals will help you keep up-to-date.

PubMed Display Changes

Wed, 29 Jun 2016 10:00:00 EST

​A DOI link was added to the Abstract display and the "Items per page" selection was removed from the top of the results.

PubMed Celebrates its 20th Anniversary

Wed, 22 Jun 2016 09:00:00 EST

​PubMed was released two decades ago.