Banners and Link Specifications for Full Participation and NIH Portfolio Journals

PMC requests two banner images for each full participation or NIH portfolio journal: a "classic" banner and an optional PubReader banner. A single link may be supplied for each banner. Specifications and guidance are provided below.

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"Classic" Banner

This banner appears on PMC's normal HTML pages as well as on the journal's archive page and TOC (if applicable). See the screenshot below for an example of a banner as it appears on the PMC site.





Specifications:

  • Height: 75 pixels Width: 500 pixels
  • Format: png, gif, or jpg
  • Guidance: If the design includes a white background, we suggest including a 1 pixel border in a complementary color.
  • Link options: Single link
  • Filename: Name your file using the pattern logo-journalname.gif (or png, or jpg, as appropriate)
  • Delivery: Email your files or upload them to the PMC FTP site.

The entire banner area will link to a single URL. We will use the journal’s home page URL by default. If a different URL is required, please specify it.

Example: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/journals/1/latest/

PubReader PMC Banner

The PubReader banner appears on the PubReader article view, which is a view that is optimized for tablets and smaller screens. Learn more about PubReader. See the screenshot below for an example of a PubReader banner as it appears on the PMC site.



Specifications:

  • Height: 90 pixels Width: 600 pixels
  • Format: png, gif, or jpg
  • Guidance: If the design includes a white background, we suggest including a 1 pixel border in a complementary color.
  • Link options: Single link only – will link to article by DOI by default. If another option is desired email your PMC contact with details.
  • Filename: Name your file using the pattern logo-journalname-pr.gif (or png or jpg as appropriate)
  • Delivery: Email your files or upload them to the PMC FTP site.

PMC will use a generic PMC banner if a PubReader banner is not supplied. The generic banner is the journal title inserted over a generic image.

Generic PMC banner:

Sample customized banners:

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Last updated: Mon, 26 Oct 2015