JACR Accepted for Coverage in MEDLINE

MEDLINE indexing will help researchers locate articles published in JACR

Philadelphia, April 2, 2007 – Elsevier announces that the Journal of the American College of Radiology (JACR) has been selected for inclusion in MEDLINE. MEDLINE is the premier bibliographic database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM), containing over 15 million journal article citations, with a concentration on biomedicine.

"The entire Editorial Board and I are extremely pleased that JACR is being added to the MEDLINE journal collection so soon after its launch in 2004," JACR Editor Bruce J. Hillman, MD, of the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, commented. "Inclusion in this prominent database signals a recognition of the Journal’s scientific merit and contribution to the field. But more importantly, MEDLINE indexing will help researchers and other interested parties throughout the world locate articles published in JACR."

As the official journal of the American College of Radiology (ACR), the peer-reviewed JACR is circulated to the College’s 28,000 active members each month, as well as other subscribers and libraries. JACR publishes information on clinical practice, practice management, education, health policy and health services research. JACR strives to provide the tools radiologists need to solve everyday problems, while also offering powerful food for thought on the larger issues evolving within the specialty today.

The MEDLINE selection process is managed by an advisory committee, the Literature Selection Technical Review Committee, composed of authorities knowledgeable in biomedicine, such as physicians, researchers, educators, editors, health science librarians and historians, to review and recommend the journals NLM should index. MEDLINE covers the fields of medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system and the preclinical sciences. MEDLINE contains bibliographic citations and author abstracts from more than 5,000 biomedical journals published in the United States and 80 other countries, and is searchable for free using PubMed at http://pubmed.gov. Indexing of JACR will include all issues published since its inception in 2004.

With medical practice in a period of rapid change, it is critical for clinicians to understand the regulatory, legal and economic forces that impact their fields, especially a field changing as rapidly as radiology. As publishing partners, the ACR and Elsevier are gratified that researchers and practitioners worldwide can easily find the valuable information offered in JACR now through MEDLINE.

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About the ACR
The American College of Radiology is the nation’s leading organization representing radiologists, radiation oncologists, interventional radiologists and medical physicists. For more than 80 years, the ACR has been health care’s recognized leader in all facets of radiology, offering its members valuable information and resources in the critical areas of education, research and advocacy to advance the profession and ensure the highest quality of radiological care for patients. Membership in ACR includes a subscription to JACR.

About Elsevier
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