How to Cite a PubMed (PMID/PMCID)

By: Gcite Citation Team | March 19, 2024

✍ Create a citation for a PubMed (PMID/PMCID) using List or Essay citations.

What is a PubMed (PMID/PMCID) and where are they located?

PubMed is a free search engine for accessing the MEDLINE database of references and abstracts on life sciences and biomedical topics. A PMID (PubMed Identifier) is a unique number assigned to each PubMed entry, while a PMCID (PubMed Central Identifier) is used for articles archived in PubMed Central.

Pro Tips for Citing a PubMed (PMID/PMCID)

Gcite's Metrics for PubMed (PMID/PMCID)s


PubMed citations are highly reliable, given their presence in a respected database.

ease To Cite:

Using PMIDs and PMCIDs simplifies the citation process, ensuring accurate and efficient referencing.


PubMed citations are common in biomedical and life sciences research, reflecting their importance in these fields.

*** These metrics are not based on statistics and are subjective measurements.***