First Maltese journal indexed in US medical database
Images in Paediatric Cardiology is the first Maltese journal to be indexed in PubMed, a leading and free database of references and abstracts published in academic journals on life sciences and biomedical topics.
The database is maintained by the US government via the National Library of Medicine at the National Institute of Health. There are almost 2.5 million articles indexed in the database. The world-wide users of PubMed are researchers, health care practitioners, educators, administrators and students.
Over 5,000 journals are represented in the database. The decision whether or not to index a journal is based on considerations of both scientific policy and scientific quality.
The journal must have sufficient scope and coverage, with technical merit in the articles represented. The journal must also demonstrate features that contribute to the expected levels of objectivity, credibility and quality in its published papers.
Images in Paediatric Cardiology was created in 1999 by Prof. Victor Grech from the Paediatric Department of the Malta Medical School, University of Malta, in conjunction with a prestigious international editorial board. The journal has always been open-access, free to all and is published quarterly.