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Indexing of the Russian biomedical journals in MEDLINE and PubMed: analysis of the positive and negative experience

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The MEDLINE database and web-platform are the world’s best-known and most used sources for search scientific information in biology and medicine. Indexing in MEDLINE and making a journal searchable through is a most powerful tool to promote it worldwide. No other databases, even Scopus and Web of Science, can be compared with MEDLINE in terms of its effect on the readability and availability in web-search results. At the same time, medical and biological journals from Russia have serious problems with the MEDLINE indexation results in an extremely low presence of publications from Russian journals in this database. Over the past decade, the number of Russian journals indexed in MEDLINE has significantly decreased. Present article discusses the main characteristics of the MEDLINE database and, their journal selection process and the reasons for their high importance in scientific journals promotion, as well as the experience of submitting journals for peer review to be indexed in this database. Both positive and negative experience of preparing a journal for indexing in MEDLINE is considered, this can help the editors and publishers of all biology and medicine journals in Russia in solving this task.

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Yu. I. Philippov
Eco-Vector LLC
Russian Federation

Yury I. Philippov

St. Petersburg


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Philippov Yu.I. Indexing of the Russian biomedical journals in MEDLINE and PubMed: analysis of the positive and negative experience. Science Editor and Publisher. 2021;6(1):28-47. (In Russ.)

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