Sunday, February 14, 2021

New Medline Website and Policy Updates


Every once in a while I need this background and policy info on Medline, that select cream-of-the-crop subset of PubMed. Maybe you do, too?  You may want to file this away for future reference. ;-)  --MM



On February 10th, 2021, the National Library of Medicine (NLM) launched a new MEDLINE website that provides a consolidated location for information regarding MEDLINE policies, history, statistics, and the MEDLINE journal selection and review processes. The website was developed in alignment with the NLM Strategic Plan 2017-2027: A Platform for Biomedical Discovery and Data-Powered Health goal of reaching more people in more ways through enhanced dissemination and engagement. Currently indexed MEDLINE journals and publishers, as well as MEDLINE applicants, are strongly encouraged to review the website.

Under the ABOUT Tab, you can find more info on Medline:









Under the Journal Selection Tab, you can read more about:







 

Questions or Comments?

Journals with questions or comments about these changes are encouraged to write to the NLM Support Center with the subject line: "MEDLINE Website." We also encourage journals and publishers to periodically visit the pages, as they may be updated over time.


Reprinted / Adapted from the NLM Technical Bulletin, Jan- Feb 2021. Content not copyrighted, and freely reproducible.   New MEDLINE Website and Policy Updates. NLM Tech Bull. 2021 Jan-Feb;(438):e2.