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Volume 2, Issue 1 (4-2016)                   JMIS 2016, 2(1): 70-74 | Back to browse issues page

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Shahbodaghi A, farhadi A, Shekofteh M, Karami M. Investigating the Iranian Medical Journals Compliance with the Structural Requirements of PubMed Central Journal Selection Criteria . JMIS. 2016; 2 (1) :70-74
URL: http://jmis.hums.ac.ir/article-1-76-en.html
Shahid beheshti University of Medical Sciences
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Introduction :In recent years, there is a growing trend in Iranian medical journals in terms of numbers. In order to be able to be included in international indexing databases, these journals should comply with the required criteria of these databases. So, the aim of this study was to determine the adaptation of Iranian medical journals with the structural criteria of PubMed central journal selection standards.

Methods: The current study is a descriptive- applied one. The statistical population was all of the medical journals approved by the Ministry of Health and Medical Education (n=252). The data collection tool was the check list of structural criteria extracted from document of Pub Med central journal selection criteria. The data analysis was performed using SPSS20 through descriptive statistics methods.

Results: The results revealed that 98 journals (% 38.5), are published in English. It was found that 29 journals (% 11.5) do not have any XML file. 157 Journals (%62.3) have complied with the International Standard Serial Number in XML file. Only 41 journals (%16.3) had mentioned the name of the publisher in the XML file. Overall compliance of the journals with the structural items of PubMed Central journal selection criteria was 65.7 percent.

Conclusion: Although, the Iranian medical journals compliance with most of the structural criteria of PubMed Central journal selection policy showed to be in a satisfactory condition, but the majority of journals are not published in English language, which is a serious obstacle in indexing in PubMed central. Therefore only a small number of journals has a chance to be indexed in this database.

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Received: 2015/10/25 | Accepted: 2016/01/25 | Published: 2016/01/25

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