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Finding PMCIDs

Note that PMIDs and PMCIDs are not the same. If this is unclear, I suggest you watch the video on the home tab titled "PubMed versus PubMed Central"

PMCIDs: how to cite them and PMCID vs PMID

If the article in question is already viewable in PubMed Central (PMC), then the format for doing PMCIDs is simple. Write the citation in whatever citation format you are using. Then at the end of the citation, you simply add "PMCID: PMC123xyz". For example

Crane, I. (1802). Effect of Cucurbita pepo consumption on the emotional well being of young adults. Squash Research, 1(11). PMCID: PMC123456789.

PMCID unavailable?

If your journal uses methods A or B:

Crane, I. (1802). Effect of Cucurbita pepo consumption on the emotional well being of young adults. Squash Research, 1(11). PMCID: PMC Journal - In Process.

If your journal uses methods C or D:

Crane, I. (1802). Effect of Cucurbita pepo consumption on the emotional well being of young adults. Squash Research, 1(11). In press. NIHMSID: NIHMS123456789.

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