I want to build templates that would render {{PMC|PMC number}} as a PMC number. That is, hyperlinked to the respective PubMed Central entry for said number. For example, {{PMC|2824929}} would be rendered as PMC 2824929.

For DOI names, it's pretty much the same deal (i.e., I write {{doi|doi number}}) but it comes out as the DOI number hyperlinked to the respective dx.doi.org entry. For example, {{doi|10.4103/0972-2327.56312}} would be rendered as: doi:10.4103/0972-2327.56312.


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You would write the following in Template:PMC:

[http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC{{{1}}}/ PMC {{{1}}}]

And then call it with {{PMC|2824929}}.

Of course this doesn't verify that the number is valid or even that one has been provided.

  • If you want an entry point for a more advanced version of the template then Template:doi on English Wikipedia is probably a good start. Commented Oct 16, 2014 at 7:53

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