How-to cite journal articles using DOI

PMID2cite now supports "citation generation by DOI". You can both use PubMed IDs or digital object identifiers (DOIs) for the Vancouver, AMA, APA, and MLA interfaces.

How-to get citations from PubMed

There are multiple ways of getting citations into your online reference list or works cited page using our PMID to citation interfaces. We have various web pages for to do so. You may use the built-in citation style generator if no predefined template is yet available for the desired journal. Quick-styles would be helpful for visual comparison of the citation styles. The journal-specific pages include ready to use PubMed reference generator links for peer reviewed biomedical journals. The accuracies of the citation styles listed on the journal-specific pages are verified according to the submission guidelines of the journals or publishers.

How-to check if a journal is indexed in PubMed

The list of more than 30000 journals that are indexed in PubMed can be reached using this link. The indexing status of any the journal can also be accessed from NLM Catalog, as well. PubMed journal list can also be accessed via ftp. To make PMID to citation conversion for PubMed database-indexed journals, use PMID2cite.

How-to limit authors' list and add "et al." at the end of the list

Limiting authors' list

Select this option. Once you click, "et al" options will appear.
This dropdown list helps you select the "threshold" number of authors to be limited. Herein, the limit will be active if the number of authors is bigger than "6".
This checkbox will be selected as default.
This dropdown list helps you select the number of authors to be displayed. Herein, only first "3" authors will be displayed.

How-to reuse a citation style

Each citation formatting style has a unique and permanent web address. Just follow its address. A typical user-generated PMID to citation style address looks like as below:

How-to select a citation style visually

You can select among the citation styles visually, if it is listed on quick-styles page. It is super-simple: Click on the item and start generating citations using single and batch citation tools.

How-to cite PubMed articles that are not yet in an issue

PMID2cite detects whether an article is in issue. If not yet published, it offers alternative 'citation by DOI' styles according to the user selections.

How-to find the PMID number of an article

A typical PubMed journal article has the URL structure as follows:
where xxxxxxxx is the PMID number that points to the article. PMIDs are represented as 1- to 8-digit accession numbers and they are not reused in PubMed database.

How-to convert references to Vancouver style online and free

The first way of making PMID to Vancouver style conversion is using this single citation generator link. If you want to edit Vancouver reference generator parameters and use/create another variant of the Vancouver citation style, please use the built-in citation style generator. Alternatively, you can use batch Vancouver generator tool, as well. Simple and handy!
As a new feature, you may use DOI or PMCID along with PMID! This tool also works well for the non-PubMed articles. See how it's used below!

How-to get DOI from PMID

The corresponding DOIs (if any) will be displayed after the PMID numbers were entered using single PMID to DOI converter and batch PMID to DOI tool. Additionaly, the PMID lookups return DOI in all of the PMID2cite interfaces including AMA, APA, Vancouver, journal-specific pages, and quick-styles.

How-to get PMID from DOI

We have conversion tools for the standard article identifiers that are used by PubMed database. Please use the DOI to PMID Converter tool to find the corresponding PMID for a given DOI.

How-to cite journal articles in AMA style

Please use AMA citation tool to generate citations in American Medical Association (AMA) format one by one. One can create AMA style journal article citations and online bibliography or works cited list using digital object identifier (DOI), PubMed ID (PMID), PubMed Central ID (PMCID), or the web link of the PubMed/PMC record.
In case you would like to create a variant of the AMA citation format, you can use our built-in citation style generator (only available for PubMed articles). Alternatively, both single and batch AMA citation generators are available for PubMed journal articles.

How-to generate citations in APA style format

PMID2cite works as APA citation generator, as well. A special algorithm for creating American Psychological Association (APA) style is used. The free APA citation is generated according to the article's publication status whether the article is in an issue. In lieu of this tool, single and batch APA citation creators are available for PubMed journal records.

How-to generate reference lists using PMID2cite

The reference list feature is usable for all of the PMID2cite interfaces including AMA, APA, Vancouver, MLA, journal-specific pages, and quick-styles as well as batch citation tools. After you enter the PMID and make a query, the returned record is appended to the temporary reference list assigned to the user. The list will not be updated if the query returns "empty" record or the item is already on the list. The reference lists are session-based and will be deleted after the session ends unless the user prefers to share the list.

How-to cite PubMed articles in NLM citation style

We have a special page for The National Library of Medicine (NLM) style. Alternatively, you can use the batch citation generator for the same purpose.
See the below video for details.

How-to generate MLA works cited list

You can easily generate works cited list in MLA format using the single citation generator for PubMed articles, batch citation tool, or DOI citation generator. The DOI interface also accepts PMID and PMCID entries.

How-to learn the citation counts of the PubMed articles

Our PMID to citation counts interface shows the citation counts and PubMed IDs of the PubMed-indexed journal articles that cite any given PMID number. Additionally, the author names, article title, journal name, year of publication, digital object identifier (DOI), PubMed ID, and the PMIDs of the references of the article are displayed, as well.

How-to get the list of PubMed journals that are most suitable for my research

PubMed journal suggester tool uses a special clustering algorithm which helps you find the relevant journals for publishing among PubMed-indexed journals. The usage is very straightforward and reserves your valuable time during the preparation of the manuscript. You just enter up to five, ideally more than three, PMIDs of similar PubMed articles. Then, the list of journals that overlap with the entered PMID cluster is displayed on the next page!
See the video below for details.

How-to generate multiple citations at once

There are many ways for generating batch citations using PMID2cite! You can generate multiple citations at once using the pages for AMA, APA, Vancouver, and MLA. Additionally, all of the journals listed on journal-specific pages and all of the citation styles listed on quick-styles can be used with both single and batch citation tools.
See the video below for details.

How-to select the right article identifier

DOI vs. PMID vs. PMCID, which one to use? They are different identifiers. PMID is the unique number which is assigned each PubMed citation. PMCID, on the other hand, is the unique citation identifier solely for the PMC-indexed records. DOI is a little bit different and used for identifying internet content, not limited to a specific type.

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