Q. How do I save a reference from the new PubMed in xml text file format?

How do I save a reference from PubMed in xml text file format? Impossible to get instructions in "new" pubmed..


The new version of PubMed does not include an option to download or save citations in XLM format.

Additional information on this topic from the NLM/NIH's New PubMed Transitions FAQ page:  

Can I download XML from the PubMed website?

We do not anticipate adding XML to the new PubMed web interface. PubMed data is available in XML format through our E-utilities APIs (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK25497/) and our Data Distribution program (https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/help/#download-pubmed-data).

An example EFetch URL that retrieves XML data for 2 PMIDs: https://eutils.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/eutils/efetch.fcgi?db=pubmed&id=11748933,11700088&retmode=xml

A new RESTful API will be developed for PubMed; however, we do not yet have a timeline to share regarding the update. Please subscribe to the E-Utilities Announcement Mailing List: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/mailman/listinfo/utilities-announce/

  • Last Updated Jul 25, 2020
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  • Answered By Michele Nance

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