MEDLINE now indexes JoVE

The Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE) is now indexed in MEDLINE/PubMed.

They say on the Jove Blog that “JoVE is the first video-journal to be accepted in PubMed.”

Verrrry interesting. Does anyone know if the NLM has published the standards that might’ve been applied here? Are they the same standards as for text resources? I’m curious to know what other Web-based non-text resources will be indexed in the future.

2 thoughts on “MEDLINE now indexes JoVE

  1. “JoVE is the first and only video-publication to be included in these databases maintained by the National Library of Medicine (NLM). The decision was made by the NLM advisory committee, Literature Selection Technical Review Committee, which is composed of the authorities in the field of biomedicine, such as researchers, physicians, editors, health science librarians and historians. This committee evaluates the scientific quality of publications and typically approves only 20-25% of the applications.”

    “Inclusion in PubMed/MEDLINE is a big milestone for JoVE, and for the scientific publishing in general. It demonstrates the official acceptance of new approaches to science communication, such as video online, by the scientific community. Overall, it will increase the interest of the scientists to communicate their findings in video, making biological sciences more transparent and efficient.”

    Source:- http://nsaunders.wordpress.com/2008/08/17/vindication-for-video/

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