Find, Browse and Follow Biomedical Literature with PubMed Journals

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

PubMed Journals lets you:

  • Easily find and follow journals of interest
  • Browse new articles in your favorite journals
  • Keep up-to-date with a Journal News Feed containing new arrivals, news links, trending articles, and important article updates (retractions and more!)

The PubMed Journals home page.

Get started now:

  • Visit the PubMed Journals home page to see a list of popular journals
  • Click a journal title to browse the most recent content and news feed
  • Click the “Follow” button to add to your personal journal list

To follow a journal, you’ll need to be logged in to your NCBI account. If you’re not already logged in to NCBI, you can try out our completely revamped login experience. The new NCBI login, like the old, works with any existing NCBI account or your eRA Commons, NIH, or federated university account.

PubMed Journals is an experiment of PubMed Labs, NCBI’s product incubator for delivering new features and capabilities to NCBI end users.

Have feedback for us? Please use the comments box below to ask questions, provide suggestions, or to provide any other feedback about the Journal Browser, the new login, or PubMed Labs.

51 thoughts on “Find, Browse and Follow Biomedical Literature with PubMed Journals

    1. Thanks for the question. The philosophy behind PubMed Labs is to deliver functionality in small increments in order to get feedback from the community.

      We’re thinking about the best way to push this type of information out, and it is great to know that such a feature would be of interest to you. Which channel would suit you best? (e.g., Twitter, RSS, email alert, others?)

      1. I agree with recommending email delivery. An RSS option would be nice also as this interface seems like it would be more streamlined than setting up the RSS feed via PubMed.

    2. I think email is great. It’s automatic (forces me to keep up to date) and portable (I can review tables of contents anywhere. If a meeting starts 5 minutes late, I can review several journals quickly. If I like an article I can flag the email for later or if there’s nothing of interest I delete and move on.

  1. Hi, thanks for the new option. After I log into my NCBI account I can’t see the Popular Journals Feed anymore. Hope it’s possible?

  2. Hi, great resource! I was wondering if a future feature to consider would be the ability to group or tag followed journals, or have multiple pages of followed journals? For example, I’m an orthoptist, so I want to keep up with journals like Investigative Ophthalmology and Vision Science, but my new research area is completely different, so I also want to be able follow journals like European Journal of Cancer Care, or Diabetes journal. It’d be really nice to have a page for all my eye journals and then a separate page for all my cancer stuff or my diabetes stuff. It’d actually, I think, be the most useful to be able to tag your journals, and then view by tag.

    1. Thanks for your feedback. We’re thinking about how to combine something like the MyNCBI “collections”, tags, and other ways to group saved links and content. If we had a consistent way of doing that it would seem useful to get alerts for any new resources – from Journal articles to Proteins. What do you think?

  3. Will there be full text links based on our MyNCBI “outside tool” preference (in addition to the journal site link) so we can get to full text from off campus?

  4. So, just to make sure I understand, the only way to see the list of the journals you follow is to go back to the PubMedJournals page? The list of followed journals does not appear anywhere else, like in MyNCBI? Just checking to make sure I didn’t miss something.

    1. As mentioned in a prior reply, we’re thinking about how to combine something like the MyNCBI “collections”, tags, and other ways to group saved links and content. What do you think would be the most useful way to do that?

    1. “Trending” means that the activity of the article has increased significantly in the past few days.There are a number of inputs that could be incorporated into an activity measure for PubMed records.

  5. This is an interesting and possibly useful tool–interested to see how the content will be pushed out. I would prefer email.

  6. I am testing this out in hopes of showing this tool to some new users so they can follow their favorite journals and view the latest table of contents. I am noticing that the publication dates are different than what is listed in the original link:
    for example the latest issue of JAMIA is: volume 24 , issue 2: When I look at most recently listed articles I see a date like this: 2016 Dec 31 for this article most recently published: Am Med Inform Assoc (2017) 24 (2): 244-245. DOI: Published: 13 February 2017
    what does the 2016 Dec 31 listed here: signify ?

  7. I think this feature is a good idea and has the potential to become really great. I have a few suggestions that could allow people to get more out it.

    As others have suggested, a notification system for email or RSS, etc. and some sort of collection system would be very beneficial. I also think a separate tab that lists the trending articles for both your chosen feed or universally would be very interesting.

    Furthermore I think there should be integration with your existing pubmed features such as exporting citations, sharing on social media and the comments section. Having all these features in the feed allow people to engage with the article without having to navigate away. The comments sections especially has potential to facilitate some great discussions on all of these emerging research articles.

    Other small things are merely style choices, such as wanting the feed section to be larger and font sizes of journals tweaked.

    Keep up the good work!

  8. Hello, i think you should switch between “journals” and the “followed journals feed”
    the “followed journals feed” should be in the center and bigger.
    email and RSS feeds will be useful.

  9. Here’s what I just posted to tell my library users about this great new service and how to use it. So much easier than individually signing up with publishers! Looking forward to a My NCBI Tutorial!

  10. Well said. Good Information. I think email is extraordinary. It’s programmed (drives me to stay up with the latest) and versatile (I can audit tables of substance anyplace. On the off chance that a meeting begins 5 minutes late, I can audit a few diaries rapidly. On the off chance that I like an article I can hail the email for later or if there’s nothing of intrigue I erase and proceed onward

  11. Is there a way to have e-mail alerts sent? I receive e-mail alerts from pubmed, but not pubmed journals. Is there a way to activate e-mail or RSS alert?

  12. Dear sirs,I’d like to get all of ur publications relating to diabetes ok and I’m wondering if there is a form tht I can fill out to get these by regular mail please let me know ok thnx Cathy miller

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