JIPH Accepted for MEDLINE Indexing

Oct 20, 2010, 06:33 ET from Elsevier

AMMAN, Jordan, October 20, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --

- JIPH the First of Elsevier's Middle East Titles to be Selected for MEDLINE Indexing

Elsevier Middle East announces that the Journal of Infection and Public Health (JIPH) has been selected for inclusion in MEDLINE, the premier bibliographic database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM). Citations for articles indexed, the indexing terms and the abstract printed in the journal are now searchable using PubMed (http://www.pubmed.gov). Indexing using the US National Library of Medicine's (NLM) advanced MeSH terminology will be retroactive from Volume 1, Issue 1 (2008) of the journal.

"This news is very gratifying and underscores the hard work and dedication of all Editorial Board members, as well as the contributions of the authors," commented Ziad A. Memish, MD, FRCPC, FACP, JIPH Editor-in-Chief. "MEDLINE recognition means that the contributions of authors submitting their work to JIPH will now be viewed and cited more widely than ever before and we anticipate that our indexed status will have a very positive impact on manuscript submissions and international readership."

"The Middle East is an increasingly important region for scholarly research," Haifa Mughrabi, Director of Elsevier Middle East said. "JIPH is the first title from our Middle East journal portfolio to achieve this goal through the hard work and dedication of the editorial board."

JIPH is the official publication of the Saudi Arabian National Guard Health Affairs, and King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences and the Saudi Association for Public Health. The journal aims to be the foremost scientific, peer-reviewed journal encompassing infection prevention and control, microbiology, infectious diseases, public health and the application of healthcare epidemiology to the evaluation of health outcomes. The point of view of the journal is that infection and public health are closely intertwined and that advances in one area will have positive consequences on the other.

About Saudi Arabian National Guard Health Affairs

National Guard Health Affairs provides optimum healthcare to SANG personnel, their dependants and other eligible patients. NGHA also provides excellent academic opportunities, conducts research and participates in industry and community service programs in the health field. "The vision of National Guard Health Affairs is to be recognized as internationally acclaimed centers of excellence to enhance individual and public health status."

About King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences

King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences is the first university specialized in health sciences in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the region. The establishment of KSAU-HS was announced by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz on 25th of April 2005. The University comes under the umbrella of government universities supervised by the Ministry of Higher Education and governed by the regulations and statutes of the Higher Education Council. King Abdulaziz Medical City has been the nucleus of KSAU-HS that gradually moved from being a health institution offering state-of-the-art medical services to a distinguished and pioneering academic institution entitled King Abdulaziz Medical City Academy for Health Sciences - National Guard.

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