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Promotion to MEDLINE, indexing with Medical Subject Headings, and open data policy for the Journal of Educational Evaluation for Health Professions.

Huh S - J Educ Eval Health Prof (2016)

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Affiliation: Department of Parasitology and Institute of Medical Education, College of Medicine, Hallym University, Chuncheon, Korea.

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On March 24, 2016, I received a follow-up message from the Literature Selection Technical Review Committee (LSTRC) of the Electronic Journals Support Team, United States National Library of Medicine (NLM), stating that “final approval for inclusion in MEDLINE/PubMed is contingent on the journal being fully compliant with current MEDLINE Indexing Policy for electronic journals found at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/bsd/policy/ejournals.html... MEDLINE indexing of Journal of Educational Evaluation for Health Professions will begin with Volume 13, 2016. ” Previously, I had received a notification letter on March 8, 2016, stating, “At the recent LSTRC meeting, the committee recommended your journal for inclusion in MEDLINE... MEDLINE citations are indexed with NLM Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) and are directly searchable from NLM as a subset of the PubMed database. ” After reading the follow-up message, I checked the NLM Catalog, and found that the Journal of Educational Evaluation for Health Professions (JEEHP) is now indexed in MEDLINE (Fig. 1)... There are two benefits in particular to inclusion in MEDLINE: being searchable from PubMed, and being indexed by Medical Subject Heading (MeSH)... JEEHP has been searchable from PubMed since 2009 as it has been available through PubMed Central (PMC) since that time... The addition of MeSH details to journal articles, however, is very important in allowing articles to be found using detailed and specific searches... The small proportion of NCBI-referenced journals from Korea in MEDLINE (9.6%) prompted many editors of Korean medical journals to change the language of their journals so that they were exclusively English, and to produce full-text journal article tag suites (JATS) in XML to deposit in PubMed Central because the NCBI adopted a policy of automatically transferring the abstracts of PMC journals to PubMed... The recent upgrade of many medical journals from Korea to international journals is attributed to PMC... I believe that more medical journals from Korea will change their language to English and deposit full text JATS XML files in PMC... This will also facilitate meta-analysis using raw data, and the sharing of data among researchers... I extend my thanks to all authors, contributors and reviewers for their help and support in the promotion of JEEHP to a MEDLINE-listed journal... I will do my best to publish JEEHP continuously and maintain timely and complete full-text submissions to PMC for continued inclusion in MEDLINE.

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Number of PubMed articles from Korea, China, and Japan from 2010 to 2015.
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Mentions: The small proportion of NCBI-referenced journals from Korea in MEDLINE (9.6%) prompted many editors of Korean medical journals to change the language of their journals so that they were exclusively English, and to produce full-text journal article tag suites (JATS) in XML to deposit in PubMed Central because the NCBI adopted a policy of automatically transferring the abstracts of PMC journals to PubMed. Since the first deposit of XML files into PMC in 2008, the number of PMC journals from Korea has reached 117 as of March 2016. It is a different situation for journals from Japan and China; the number of PMC journals from Japan and China, as of March 2016, is 30 and 43 respectively. Interestingly, 20 MEDLINE-indexed journals from Korea deposited JATS XML files in PMC. JEEHP has deposited full text XML files to PMC since 2009. The recent upgrade of many medical journals from Korea to international journals is attributed to PMC [2]. I believe that more medical journals from Korea will change their language to English and deposit full text JATS XML files in PMC. I also anticipate a rapid increase in the number of MEDLINE-indexed journals from Korea, owing to their leading position among Asian countries with regard to research. A total of 1,240,488 articles were added to PubMed in 2015. Of these, 36,792 articles are from Korea (3.0%). There has been a rapid increase of PubMed articles from East Asia. The recent increase in articles from Korea in PubMed will help to promote journals from Korea (Fig. 3).


Promotion to MEDLINE, indexing with Medical Subject Headings, and open data policy for the Journal of Educational Evaluation for Health Professions.

Huh S - J Educ Eval Health Prof (2016)

Number of PubMed articles from Korea, China, and Japan from 2010 to 2015.
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f3-jeehp-13-14: Number of PubMed articles from Korea, China, and Japan from 2010 to 2015.
Mentions: The small proportion of NCBI-referenced journals from Korea in MEDLINE (9.6%) prompted many editors of Korean medical journals to change the language of their journals so that they were exclusively English, and to produce full-text journal article tag suites (JATS) in XML to deposit in PubMed Central because the NCBI adopted a policy of automatically transferring the abstracts of PMC journals to PubMed. Since the first deposit of XML files into PMC in 2008, the number of PMC journals from Korea has reached 117 as of March 2016. It is a different situation for journals from Japan and China; the number of PMC journals from Japan and China, as of March 2016, is 30 and 43 respectively. Interestingly, 20 MEDLINE-indexed journals from Korea deposited JATS XML files in PMC. JEEHP has deposited full text XML files to PMC since 2009. The recent upgrade of many medical journals from Korea to international journals is attributed to PMC [2]. I believe that more medical journals from Korea will change their language to English and deposit full text JATS XML files in PMC. I also anticipate a rapid increase in the number of MEDLINE-indexed journals from Korea, owing to their leading position among Asian countries with regard to research. A total of 1,240,488 articles were added to PubMed in 2015. Of these, 36,792 articles are from Korea (3.0%). There has been a rapid increase of PubMed articles from East Asia. The recent increase in articles from Korea in PubMed will help to promote journals from Korea (Fig. 3).

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Affiliation: Department of Parasitology and Institute of Medical Education, College of Medicine, Hallym University, Chuncheon, Korea.

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On March 24, 2016, I received a follow-up message from the Literature Selection Technical Review Committee (LSTRC) of the Electronic Journals Support Team, United States National Library of Medicine (NLM), stating that “final approval for inclusion in MEDLINE/PubMed is contingent on the journal being fully compliant with current MEDLINE Indexing Policy for electronic journals found at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/bsd/policy/ejournals.html... MEDLINE indexing of Journal of Educational Evaluation for Health Professions will begin with Volume 13, 2016. ” Previously, I had received a notification letter on March 8, 2016, stating, “At the recent LSTRC meeting, the committee recommended your journal for inclusion in MEDLINE... MEDLINE citations are indexed with NLM Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) and are directly searchable from NLM as a subset of the PubMed database. ” After reading the follow-up message, I checked the NLM Catalog, and found that the Journal of Educational Evaluation for Health Professions (JEEHP) is now indexed in MEDLINE (Fig. 1)... There are two benefits in particular to inclusion in MEDLINE: being searchable from PubMed, and being indexed by Medical Subject Heading (MeSH)... JEEHP has been searchable from PubMed since 2009 as it has been available through PubMed Central (PMC) since that time... The addition of MeSH details to journal articles, however, is very important in allowing articles to be found using detailed and specific searches... The small proportion of NCBI-referenced journals from Korea in MEDLINE (9.6%) prompted many editors of Korean medical journals to change the language of their journals so that they were exclusively English, and to produce full-text journal article tag suites (JATS) in XML to deposit in PubMed Central because the NCBI adopted a policy of automatically transferring the abstracts of PMC journals to PubMed... The recent upgrade of many medical journals from Korea to international journals is attributed to PMC... I believe that more medical journals from Korea will change their language to English and deposit full text JATS XML files in PMC... This will also facilitate meta-analysis using raw data, and the sharing of data among researchers... I extend my thanks to all authors, contributors and reviewers for their help and support in the promotion of JEEHP to a MEDLINE-listed journal... I will do my best to publish JEEHP continuously and maintain timely and complete full-text submissions to PMC for continued inclusion in MEDLINE.

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