PMC Bulk Download via FTP is Now Using New Naming Conventions

A large-scale update of the file names used for articles available via the PMC FTP service for bulk download was undertaken in early January
2017. The new file naming convention is PMCID-based (e.g., PMC4855680.tar.gz) rather than
being built from article citation data (i.e., journal abbreviation_pub
date_volume_issue_page). This update was made following user reports that the previous
naming convention was resulting in missing contents in cases where citation data was
duplicated across multiple articles. The new convention will ensure that file names are
unique and that the corpus available via the FTP service is complete.


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