PMC FTP Service - PDF File Download
How to use the PDF File Download service at ftp.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pub/pmc?
The PDF File Download service at ftp.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pub/pmc allows you to download the full content of an article in PDF format. This is only available for Open Access articles that are licensed for non-commercial use.
PDF Download files are organized into sub-directories and files as shown below:
/oa_non_comm_use_pdf.csv /oa_non_comm_use_pdf.txt /oa_pdf/ 00/ 00/ RA-008-C8RA04873H.PMC9088548.pdf TurkJPhysMedRehab-67-526.PMC8790252.pdf bmjopen-2015-008356.PMC4593153.pdf cm9-133-2247.PMC7508451.pdf edinbmedsurgj72399-0040.PMC5763239.pdf ... .. ..
As you can see from the above list, the PDF file of each is located randomly in 2-level sub-directory of xx/xx. You need to download the oa_non_comm_use_pdf.csv or oa_non_comm_use_pdf.txt file to find out which article is located in which sub-directory.
The "oa_non_comm_use_pdf" file contains several fields as shown in the following example: with Accession ID (or PMCID) as the public ID of the article and PMID as the internal ID:
File - oa_pdf/8d/22/20020509.PMC1193645.pdf Article Citation - J Exp Med. 2004 Jan 5; 199(1):25-34 Accession ID - PMC1193645 Last Updated (YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM:SS) - 2007-06-06 05:23:25 PMID - 14699080 License - CC BY-NC-SA
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