How-to cite journal articles using DOI

PMID2cite now supports "citation generation by DOI". You can use PubMed IDs or digital object identifiers (DOIs) for the Vancouver, AMA, APA, and MLA interfaces. Additionally, we have introduced a new feature that allows you to edit citation templates for journals and quick-styles, giving you even more control over your citations and ensuring they meet your specific requirements.

How-to get citations from PubMed

There are multiple ways to obtain citations for your online reference list or works cited page using our PMID to citation interfaces. You can use the built-in citation style generator, which now includes the option to edit citation templates for journals and quick-styles. This feature allows you to customize the citation format according to specific journal guidelines or your preferred citation style. Quick-styles are also available for visual comparison of citation styles, making it easier to select the most suitable option for your needs. For peer-reviewed biomedical journals, our journal-specific pages provide ready-to-use PubMed reference generator links with verified accuracy according to submission guidelines.

How-to check if a journal is indexed in PubMed

You can access a comprehensive list of over 30,000 journals indexed in PubMed, ensuring you can quickly verify if a particular journal is included in the database. Additionally, you can check the indexing status of a journal through the NLM Catalog. PubMed journal list can also be accessed via ftp. For PMID to citation conversion of PubMed database-indexed journals, use PMID2cite, and take advantage of the new "edit citation template" feature for journals to tailor your citations precisely.

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 that you can easily bookmark and revisit whenever needed. By following the address of your desired citation style, you can quickly reuse it for future citations. With the introduction of the "edit citation template" feature, you have even more flexibility in customizing citation styles to fit your specific requirements, ensuring consistent and accurate citations throughout your work. A typical user-generated PMID to citation style address looks like as below:

How-to select a citation style visually

Choosing the right citation style is essential for proper academic and scientific referencing. With our quick-styles page, you can visually select a citation style that best matches your needs. The page provides a variety of citation styles, allowing you to compare them side by side and choose the one that aligns with your preferred format. Simply click on the desired style, and you can start generating citations using our single and batch citation tools. Remember, you can now edit citation templates for quick-styles as well, enabling you to fine-tune the formatting to your liking.

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

Occasionally, you may come across PubMed articles that have not yet been published in an issue. In such cases, PMID2cite automatically detects the article's publication status and offers alternative citation styles using DOIs based on your style selections. The "edit citation template" feature allows you to further customize these alternative styles, ensuring accurate and consistent citations even for articles that are not yet part of a specific issue.

How-to find the PMID number of an article

To locate the PMID number of a PubMed journal article, you can examine the article's URL structure. A typical PubMed journal article URL looks like this (replace "xxxxxxxx" with the specific PMID number):
These unique PMID numbers, represented as 1- to 8-digit accession numbers, serve as accession numbers and are not reused in the PubMed database, ensuring the identification of individual articles.

How-to convert references to Vancouver style online and free

We provide multiple options for converting references to the Vancouver style, making it convenient and accessible. You can use our single citation generator link, the built-in citation style generator (enabling customization of Vancouver reference generator parameters and creating alternative variants), or our batch Vancouver generator tool. These tools offer a simple and efficient way to generate Vancouver-style citations, ensuring accuracy and compliance with citation guidelines. Moreover, the "edit citation template" feature is now available for Vancouver style citations, allowing you to personalize your citations further.
As a new feature, you can use DOI or PMCID along with PMID as the record identifier! 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 understand the importance of linking DOIs to PubMed PMIDs. To find the corresponding PMID for a given DOI, you can use our DOI to PMID Converter tool. This tool enables seamless integration between DOI and PMID identifiers, helping you establish the connection between different article identifiers and ensuring accurate citations.

How-to cite journal articles in AMA style

Our AMA citation tool allows you to generate citations in the American Medical Association (AMA) format. Whether you have a DOI, PMID, PMCID, or web link of the PubMed/PMC record, you can use our tool to create AMA style journal article citations and online bibliographies or works cited lists. Furthermore, the "edit citation template" feature is available for AMA style, enabling you to customize your AMA citations to adhere to specific guidelines or your preferred format.
In case you would like to create a variant of the AMA citation format, just click edit button. Alternatively, both single and batch AMA citation generators are available for PubMed journal articles.

How-to generate citations in APA style format

PMID2cite functions as an APA citation generator, providing a specialized algorithm for creating citations in the American Psychological Association (APA) style. You can use our single and batch APA citation creators for PubMed journal records, ensuring accurate and properly formatted citations. Additionally, take advantage of the "edit citation template" feature to customize APA citations according to your specific requirements.

How-to generate reference lists using PMID2cite

Our reference list feature is accessible across various PMID2cite interfaces, including AMA, APA, Vancouver, MLA, journal-specific pages, and quick-styles as well as batch citation tools. Once you enter the PMID and execute the query, the returned record is appended to a temporary reference list assigned to your session. However, please note that these reference lists are session-based and will be deleted once the session ends unless you choose to share them. The new "edit citation template" feature allows you to personalize your reference lists further, ensuring consistency and accuracy in your citations.

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

In addition to its citation generation capabilities, PMID2cite offers a valuable feature called the PMID to citation counts interface. This powerful tool enables you to explore and uncover the citation counts and PubMed IDs of journal articles indexed in PubMed, providing you with essential insights into the impact and reach of specific research papers within the scientific community.
Using the this tool is straightforward. Simply enter a PMID number associated with the article of interest, and the interface will retrieve and display the corresponding citation counts. This information allows you to gauge the influence and significance of the article, as well as its level of recognition and engagement among other researchers.
In addition to citation counts, the tool also presents additional details that further enhance your understanding of the article's impact. You will have access to important information such as author names, article titles, journal names, and publication dates. These details provide a comprehensive overview of the article and its publication context, helping you evaluate its relevance and influence within your field of study.
Understanding the citation counts of PubMed articles is crucial for researchers, scholars, and academicians. It allows you to identify highly cited papers, track emerging trends, and evaluate the success and significance of specific studies. By leveraging the PMID to citation counts interface, you gain valuable insights that contribute to informed decision-making, literature reviews, and the advancement of scientific knowledge.
Whether you are conducting research, preparing manuscripts, or seeking to identify influential publications in your area of interest, the this feature in PMID2cite equips you with the necessary information to assess the impact and reach of PubMed articles effectively. Unlock a wealth of knowledge about the citation landscape of PubMed-indexed articles.

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

Finding the most suitable journal for publishing your research is a critical step in the scholarly publication process. To assist you in this endeavor, PMID2cite offers a powerful tool called the PubMed journal suggester. This tool utilizes a special clustering algorithm designed to identify relevant journals among the vast array of PubMed-indexed publications. By leveraging this feature, you can save valuable time during manuscript preparation and ensure that your research reaches the appropriate audience.
Using the tool is a straightforward process. To begin, you can enter up to five PMID numbers of similar PubMed articles, ideally selecting more than three to enhance the accuracy of the suggestions. The clustering algorithm then analyzes the entered PMID cluster and identifies journals that align with the content and scope of your research.
The PubMed Journal Suggester generates a list of journals that overlap with the entered PMID cluster, presenting you with a curated selection of potential publication outlets. This list serves as a valuable resource for researchers seeking to identify journals that are likely to consider their work. By considering the suggestions provided, you can target journals that are aligned with your research area, increasing the likelihood of successful publication.
Finding the right journal for your research is of utmost importance. It ensures that your work is directed to a relevant audience, increases the visibility of your findings, and enhances your scholarly reputation. The PubMed Journal Suggester tool in PMID2cite streamlines this process by leveraging its clustering algorithm to provide tailored recommendations based on the content of your articles.
Save time and increase your chances of publication success by utilizing the PubMed Journal Suggester in PMID2cite. This powerful tool guides you in identifying journals that are a suitable fit for your research, facilitating effective dissemination and impact within your field.
Discover the benefits of the PubMed Journal Suggester tool and maximize the potential of your research by selecting the most appropriate journals for publication.
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

When creating citations, it's essential to choose the appropriate article identifier that best suits your needs. Three commonly used identifiers are DOI, PMID, and PMCID. Understanding the differences between them will help you make an informed decision when citing scholarly articles.

PMID (PubMed Identifier):
PMID is a unique number assigned to each citation within the PubMed database. It specifically refers to articles indexed in PubMed, a comprehensive resource for biomedical literature. When citing articles primarily found in PubMed, using the PMID ensures accuracy and specificity, as it directly references the article in the database.

PMCID (PubMed Central Identifier):
PMCID is a unique identifier used exclusively for articles indexed in PubMed Central (PMC). PMC is a digital archive of full-text, peer-reviewed articles that are freely available to the public. If the article you are citing is available in PMC, using the PMCID ensures accessibility and allows readers to access the full text of the article directly.

DOI (Digital Object Identifier):
DOI is a unique alphanumeric string assigned to a digital object, such as a journal article, book chapter, or conference paper. It is widely used across various disciplines and identifies internet content beyond just scholarly articles. DOIs provide a persistent link to the digital object and are often associated with the publisher's version of the article. When citing articles outside of PubMed or PMC, using the DOI ensures that readers can locate the specific version of the article you are referencing.

Choosing the Right Identifier:
The choice of identifier depends on the availability and purpose of the citation. If you are citing an article primarily found in PubMed, using the PMID is the most appropriate choice as it directly corresponds to the specific article within the database. For articles available in PubMed Central, including the PMCID ensures accessibility and allows readers to access the full text.
In cases where the article is not found in PubMed or PMC, but has a DOI assigned, using the DOI is recommended. DOIs provide a persistent link to the article and ensure that readers can locate the exact version of the article being referenced, regardless of the source or platform.
Consider the specific requirements of your citation style or publication guidelines when selecting the article identifier. Some styles may prefer one identifier over others, so it's essential to consult the relevant guidelines to ensure compliance.
By understanding the differences between DOI, PMID, and PMCID, you can confidently select the appropriate article identifier that aligns with the source, accessibility, and requirements of your citations.
Choose the right article identifier and enhance the accuracy and accessibility of your citations for a seamless scholarly communication experience.

How-to modify predefined templates

PMID2cite introduces a powerful feature called edit citation template that allows you to personalize and customize your citations to meet specific requirements or adhere to preferred formatting styles. This feature is available for both journal-specific pages and quick-styles, empowering you to modify citation templates according to your needs.
By this feature, you gain the ability to make adjustments to various citation elements such as author names, article titles, journal names, publication dates, and more. This level of customization ensures that your citations align precisely with the desired style or guidelines of your target journal or publication.
Whether you need to limit authors' lists and add "et al." at the end, modify the order of elements, adjust punctuation and capitalization, or make other formatting changes, this feature puts you in control. You can confidently generate citations that reflect your preferred style while maintaining accuracy and adherence to scholarly standards.
With the flexibility provided by the edit citation template feature, you can save time and effort by creating personalized citation templates that can be reused, edited, and shared for future references. Each citation style has a unique and permanent web address, ensuring easy access to your customized templates whenever you need them.
Experience the convenience and versatility of the this feature in PMID2cite as you tailor your citations to perfection, making your research papers and journal submissions shine with professionalism and precision.

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