HMP Communications Announces WOUNDS is Now Indexed in MEDLINE

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WOUNDS journal now included in the National Library of Medicine’s database of biomedical literature

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Inclusion of the WOUNDS journal in the MEDLINE database means clinicians will have ready access to the journal’s content for use in research and clinical practice.

HMP Communications Holdings, LLC (HMP), a leader in healthcare communications and education, announced today that the journal WOUNDS: A Compendium of Clinical Research and Practice will now be indexed in the National Library of Medicine’s (NLM) MEDLINE® database. According to the NLM, this online bibliographic citation database is used internationally to provide access to the world’s biomedical journal literature.

“This accomplishment recognizes the value of the journal to wound care clinicians worldwide,” said Barbara Drosey, Managing Editor, WOUNDS. “Inclusion in the MEDLINE database means clinicians will have ready access to the journal’s content for use in research and clinical practice.”

Indexing was achieved following a rigorous application process during which WOUNDS was reviewed by the NLM’s Literature Selection Technical Review Committee (LSTRC), which meets 3 times a year. At each meeting, the LSTRC reviews approximately 190 titles, 20%-25% of which are selected for indexing.

“This achievement is the culmination of hard work by many people,” added Terry Treadwell, MD, FACS, Clinical Editor, WOUNDS. “This should further validate the journal as a leader for wound care information for all practitioners. We hope the increased visibility this will afford the journal will encourage practitioners at all levels of experience and expertise to publish their work in WOUNDS.”

With indexed content on MEDLINE, WOUNDS joins more than 24 million citations for biomedical literature, life science journals, and online books.

"WOUNDS' achievement helps fulfill the need for an indexed physician wound care journal," said Jeremy Bowden, Vice President, Wound Care Division, HMP Communications. "We are proud our years of dedication to this niche have been recognized.”

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HMP Communications Holdings, LLC (HMP), a collaborative formed by HMP Communications, LLC and North American Center for Continuing Medical Education, LLC (NACCME), is a leader and innovator in healthcare communications. The company produces some of the industry’s most well respected brands of respected journals, multimedia, live events and accredited continuing education (CE) programs. HMP distributes award-winning content across a wide spectrum of healthcare audiences who can access its brands anywhere, everywhere, at any time. For more information, visit

WOUNDS is the most widely read, peer-reviewed journal focusing on wound care and wound research. The information disseminated to our readers includes valuable research and commentaries on tissue repair and regeneration, biology and biochemistry of wound healing, and clinical management of various wound etiologies.

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