Friday, April 8, 2011

Indian Medlar Centre

IndMED is an open access online journals database. It has been produced under an ICMR funded project - "National Databases of Indian Medical Journals". The purpose of IndMED is to index selected peer reviewed medical journals published from India. It supplements international indexing services like PubMed. It covers about 77 journals indexed from 1985 onwards. Another resource produced under this project is a portal of full text articles (medIND) of select Indian medical journals indexed in IndMED or PubMed.

Aim: Provide Online access to full-text of Indian biomedical periodicals to the users in within and outside India.

As such no such resource is available that provides full-text of major Indian biomedical periodicals. There are some Indian journals that are available full-text over the Internet, but as such no attempt has been made to compile all the journals at one place and make them available Online from one point. There are other journals of which just the contents, with or without abstracts are available over the Internet. Hence, a need is there for one such central resource that would make available full-text of the Indian biomedical journals.

The Indian MEDLARS Centre (IMC) has already developed a bibliographic database of 75 biomedical journals. This database, IndMED, is accessible from IMCs webpage ( to the medical professionals, free of cost. The database aims at covering peer-reviewed journals from 1985 onwards. With very few Indian journals, available full-text on the Net, the Indian MEDLARS Centre, took up the challenge to develop a database of full-text of Indian biomedical journals. This medIND database is accessible free of cost to the medical community in India as well those outside the country.

Who Can Participate:
Journals indexed in IndMED database would be included in this database. At present there are no charges for hosting the journals contents on the site. Editors of journals covered in Index Medicus (MEDLINE) are welcome to have their journals included in the full-text database. Editors (of IndMED or MEDLINE indexed journals) willing to participate in this activity can

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