UK PubMed Central (UKPMC) was developed in collaboration with the founders of PubMed and PubMed Central (PMC), the National Center for Biotechnology Information which is based in the United States. UKPMC is provided by a consortium led by the European Bioinformatics Institute and supported by the University of Manchester and the British Library on behalf of the principal funders of biomedical and health research in the UK (http://ukpmc.ac.uk/Funders/).
1.UKPMC provides a free, single point of access to PMC full-text articles and abstracts available through PubMed. The UKPMC interface offers novel features and functionality, including links to other relevant content, integrated text and data mining tools. UKPMC is complemented by UKPMC+ which provides manuscript submission and grant reporting services for authors who are funded by UKPMC funding organisations
2.The British Library (BL), as part of its role within the consortium, provides support for UKPMC+ and in particular manuscript submission. The British Library UKPMC Helpdesk manages the full submission process from ingest to publication on PMC/UKPMC, which includes converting peer-reviewed research article manuscripts into XML conforming to the National Library of Medicine (NLM) Journal Publishing DTD . To facilitate the conversion of manuscripts in to the required format, the BL is seeking a supplier to provide a value for money XML conversion service.
Manuscripts submissions in a variety of formats, but predominantly in MS Word or PDF format, will be delivered to the supplier via File Transfer Protocol (FTP) in a ‘bundle’ which will also contain images and other supplementary information. The supplier will be expected to convert the submission to the appropriate XML format, currently NLM Journal Publishing DTD v3.0, and return it via FTP.
Contract to run for 4 years (initial 12 months with three optional 12 month extensions by agreement of both parties).Volume circa 1500 manuscripts per annum.