41 additional journals make the Medline cut

Andrew Van Dam

About Andrew Van Dam

Andrew Van Dam of The Wall Street Journal previously worked at the AHCJ offices while earning his master’s degree at the Missouri School of Journalism.

Looking for the latest edition of Advanced Emergency Nursing Journal, the Journal of Patient Safety or the Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology, the official journal of the Saudi Gastroenterology Association? You’re in luck! They are among 41 publications to recently be accepted by the National Library of Medicine for inclusion in the Medline database.

Three times a year, the National Library of Medicine’s Literature Selection Technical Review Committee meets to review Medline’s roster of about 5,000 journals. At each meeting, the committee considers about 140 new journals, evaluating each based on their scientific merit and upon where they fit in the NLM’s ideal literature mix. To be included, journals need to produce high-quality, medical-related content with high editorial and production standards. It also helps if the abstracts, at least, are in English.

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