Johanna McEntyre

Johanna McEntyre
Team Leader - McEntyre team: Literature services

Jo has been Team Leader for Literature Services at EMBL-EBI since 2009. She is the PI for Europe PMC - the database of abstracts and full-text articles for the life sciences. Prior to joining EMBL-EBI, Jo was a staff scientist at the NCBI, National Library of Medicine, NIH, USA, and was the Editor at Trends in Biochemical Sciences (TiBS), Elsevier. Jo is active in the Force 11 Data Citation Implementation Group, and is interested in text mining as a means to improve the integration of literature with public data resources.She holds a PhD in plant biology from Manchester Metropolitan University.

ORCID iD: 0000-0002-1611-6935

Tel:+ 44 (0) 1223 492 599 / Fax:+ 44 (0) 1223 494 468

McEntyre team

EMBL-EBI Literature Services, led by Dr Johanna McEntyre, runs Europe PMC, the database of life sciences research articles. As the scientific literature is increasingly linked to data outputs, one of the key work programs of the Literature Services team is to integrate textual content with databases, in particular with those databases developed at EMBL-EBI, but also more widely through the development of data sharing processes with collaborating organisations. 

About Europe PMC

Europe PMC is a unique, free, information resource for biomedical and health researchers, featuring more than 30 million abstracts and over 3 million full-text research articles from PubMed and PubMed Central; biological patents; clinical guidelines; PhD theses; and research reports. Content in Europe PMC is linked to public databases such as UniProt, Protein Data Bank (PDBe), and the European Nucleotide Archive (ENA), text-mining technologies are used to highlight keywords such as gene names, organisms and diseases. Europe PMC layers citation networks, links to underlying databases, and makes text-mined terms of biological interest discoverable. We are a major integrator of ORCIDs, with over 2 million articles in Europe PMC now claimed by at least one ORCID. These enrichments are available for browsing and filtering search results on the website and have led to the development of features such as a citation count sort order for results lists and data citation information. Programmatic access is provided via SOAP and REST web services, and Open Access articles are available for bulk download by FTP.

Users can also search 50,000 biomedical research grants awarded to the 25,000 PIs supported by Europe PMC's 27 funders. These funders include the World Health Organisation, the European Research Council and many national funding agencies and charities, and are led by the Wellcome Trust.

Europe PMC is developed by EMBL-EBI, the University of Manchester (NaCTeM), Jisc, and the British Library.




Team members

  • Rakesh Choorikkadu
  • Lynne Faulk
  • Christine Ferguson
  • Yuci Gou
  • Florian Graef
  • Audrey Hamelers
  • Kathryn Holmes
  • Zhan Huang
  • Michele Ide-Smith
  • Jyothi Katuri
  • Mariia Levchenko
  • Nikos Marinos
  • Michael Parkin
  • Xingjun Pi
  • Frances Rogers
  • Yogmatee Roochun
  • Mohamed Selim
  • Petra Smith Jeglikova
  • David Stephenson
  • Francesco Talo
  • Vid Vartak
  • Vasyl Vaskivskyi
  • Aravind Venkatesan
  • Xiao Yang