Associate Director of EMBL-EBI Services, Senior Scientist and Head of Literature Services
Jo was appointed Senior Scientist and Associate Director of EMBL-EBI Services in 2019 with responsibility for data resources. She has been Team Leader for Literature Services at EMBL-EBI since 2009. Her team runs Europe PMC - the open access database of abstracts and full-text articles for the life sciences, which supports the open access policies of 29 international funders of life sciences research.
Prior to joining EMBL-EBI, Jo was a staff scientist at the NCBI, National Library of Medicine, NIH, USA, where she worked on various literature-related resources and website usability, and was the Editor at Trends in Biochemical Sciences (TiBS), Elsevier. Jo’s primary focus has been on the integration of the open access literature with life sciences data, to support the development of new ways to access and discover research information. This has led to interests in the areas of text and data mining, curation, and scientific credit and impact systems. She holds a PhD in plant biology from Manchester Metropolitan University.
mcentyre [at] ebi.ac.uk
ORCID iD: 0000-0002-1611-6935
Tel:+ 44 (0) 1223 492 599 / Fax:+ 44 (0) 1223 494 468
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
Content in Europe PMC is linked to underlying data residing in public databases such as UniProt, Protein Data Bank (PDBe), and the European Nucleotide Archive (ENA). Text-mining technologies are used to identify and highlight data citations, as well as keywords, such as gene names, organisms and diseases. Content in Europe PMC is layered with an open citation network containing over 340 million citations, offering features like citation count sort order or citation graphs. Europe PMC is a major integrator of ORCID iDs, with over 6 million articles in Europe PMC now claimed by 800,000 life science authors.
Free and open
Europe PMC is a unique, free and open information resource for biomedical and health researchers, featuring more than 35 million abstracts and over 5 million full-text research articles from PubMed, PubMed Central, Agricola and other sources.
Europe PMC includes peer reviewed journal articles, as well as preprints, biological patents, clinical guidelines, PhD theses, and research reports. Publications in Europe PMC are linked to underlying data archived in public databases such as UniProt, Protein Data Bank (PDBe), and the European Nucleotide Archive (ENA). Text-mining technologies are used to identify and highlight data citations, as well as keywords, such as gene names, organisms and diseases, in the text of the articles.
Open citations and programmatic access
Content in Europe PMC is layered with an open citation network containing over 340 million citations. Citation network allows us to offer features like citation count sort order, or citation graphs for authors and articles. Europe PMC is a major integrator of ORCID iDs, with over 7 million articles in Europe PMC now claimed by 1.1 million life science authors.
Programmatic access to bibliographic information is provided via SOAP and RESTful web services, and text-mining data is accessible via the Annotations API. The subset of Open Access articles is available for bulk download by FTP.
Users can also search 74,000 biomedical research grants awarded to the 34,000 Principal Investigators supported by Europe PMC's 29 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.