(Toronto, January 13, 2020) We are pleased to announce that JMIR Public Health and Surveillance (JPHS) has been accepted for inclusion in MEDLINE, which is the U.S. National Library of Medicine's premier bibliographic database.
JPHS was previously already indexed in PubMed, but MEDLINE is a more selective subset of PubMed, consisting of the top 5200 biomedical journals, and indexing in MEDLINE also means that articles are now also indexed with NLM Medical Subject Headings (MeSH terms) and other metadata. Indexing will begin with v5n1, Jan-Mar 2019 (previous citations remain searchable in PubMed but will not be indexed with MeSH terms).
Selection for MEDLINE is a result of a thorough review of the journal by reviewers from the Literature Selection Technical Review Committee (LSTRC). As stated in their selection criteria, "scientific merit of a journal's content is the primary consideration in selecting journals for indexing. The validity, importance, originality, and contribution to the coverage of the field of the overall contents of each title are the key factors considered".
We congratulate the editor-in-chief Travis Sanchez and his editorial board to this success which validates the importance and quality of this premier JMIR journal.