The Journal of Oncology Practice (JOP), published by the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), has recently been accepted for inclusion in MEDLINE®, the premier bibliographic database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM).
Journals accepted to MEDLINE undergo a rigorous review process and approximately 20% to 25% of journals that apply for indexing on MEDLINE are accepted. Scientific merit is the primary consideration in selecting journals for indexing, including such factors as validity, importance, originality, and contribution to the field. Journals accepted to MEDLINE must also demonstrate a high level of objectivity, credibility, and quality related to their peer review process and ethical guidelines.
An Invaluable Database
“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 JOP. “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.”
Articles from MEDLINE indexed journals are more likely to be discovered, cited, and referenced by academicians around the world. Currently, MEDLINE is the source for citations from approximately 5,600 worldwide journals in 39 languages.
The bimonthly Journal of Oncology Practice publishes peer-reviewed original research and perspectives on a variety of issues related to health-care delivery, business research, clinical research practices, quality of care initiatives, and health policy. It provides oncologists and other oncology professionals with information to enhance practice efficiency and promote a high standard for quality of patient care.
Users may access MEDLINE and search JOP articles, including archived content, at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed. JOP manuscript submissions in any category are welcome and can be submitted at http://jop.msubmit.net. ■
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