This blog post is directed toward all authors who have articles in PubMed.
Have you ever discovered that your name isn’t spelled correctly in the citation on a PubMed record, or that there are mistakes in your affiliation, the title of the abstract, or other citation data?
We have good news: recently, NLM released the PubMed Data Management System (PMDM), which allows publishers to correct PubMed citation data directly. If you’re an author who has found citation mistakes in PubMed, you should contact the publisher of the journal, and they will make the changes. Changes made in PMDM, should appear in PubMed within 1-2 days.
Authors who report citation errors to NLM will be asked to contact the publisher directly. However, NLM will continue to investigate and address error reports that relate to our value-added data, such as MeSH Headings.
We’re hoping that this new process will shorten and simplify the process of correcting citation errors. You can read more about PMDM in the NLM Technical Bulletin. Please let us know if you have questions or comments, and we’re looking forward to more error-free citations!