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JOP Now Indexed in National Library of Medicine’s MEDLINE Database

15 Jan 2013 10:22 AM

The Journal of Oncology Practice (JOP) was recently accepted for indexing in the U.S. National Library of Medicine’s (NLM’s) premier bibliographic database, MEDLINE, joining the ranks of the highest-quality medical journals.

“The Journal of Oncology Practice is honored to be among the stellar journals accepted into MEDLINE,” said John V. Cox, DO, Editor-in-Chief of the Journal. “JOP’s acceptance into MEDLINE extends access to important practice research, trends, and care information to oncologists across the country. This honor further establishes JOP as a journal of growing prominence in oncology and is a reflection of its high-quality content.” 

MEDLINE is the largest component of PubMed (pubmed.gov), the freely accessible online database of biomedical journal citations and abstracts created by NLM. Approximately 5,400 journals published in the United States and more than 80 other countries have been selected for and are currently indexed for MEDLINE. A distinctive feature of MEDLINE is that the records are indexed with NLM’s controlled vocabulary, the Medical Subject Headings (MeSH). MeSH consists of sets of terms/naming descriptors in a hierarchical structure that permits searching at various levels of specificity.

The majority of journals selected for MEDLINE are based on the recommendation of the Literature Selection Technical Review Committee (LSTRC), an NIH-chartered advisory committee of external experts analogous to the committees that review NIH grant applications.

Selection for MEDLINE indexing will invariably expose JOP to a wider audience and is a true testament to the quality of its content.

For more information, please see commentary on the topic by JOP Editor-in-Chief, Dr. John V. Cox.

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