Journal of Medical Imaging, Neurophotonics now Included in PubMed Central

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The Journal of Medical Imaging and Neurophotonics, both launched last year by SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, are now being indexed in PubMed. Editors of both journals note the value to authors of inclusion in this key medical database.

This will ensure that papers are found promptly in literature searches and achieve their intended impact.

Two more journals published by not-for-profit publisher SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, are now included in PubMed Central, a free full-text archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature run by the U.S. National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) National Library of Medicine.

The Journal of Medical Imaging (JMI) under Editor-in-Chief Maryellen Giger of The University of Chicago, and Neurophotonics, under Editor-in-Chief David Boas of Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, are being included in the PubMed Central archive and indexed in the PubMed database as of mid-July 2015, announced SPIE Publications Director Eric Pepper. Coverage will extend back to Volume 1, Issue 1 of each journal, he said.

The Journal of Biomedical Optics, published by SPIE under Editor-in-Chief Lihong Wang of Washington University in St. Louis, is already included in these resources, as well as in the Medline index.

Journal editors stressed the value for authors.

“Most of the authors of JMI papers regularly use PubMed in their research and literature searches, and thus having their own JMI papers listed in PubMed is an absolute necessity for their research and career,” said Giger.

“I am very pleased that PubMed will now be indexing the articles published in Neurophotonics,” Boas said. “As PubMed is the major database in the biomedical sciences, this will ensure that papers published in Neurophotonics are found promptly in literature searches and achieve their intended impact.”

Both the Journal of Medical Imaging and Neurophotonics launched in 2014, and are published in print and digitally in the SPIE Digital Library. All articles in the two journals are freely available through 2015.

JMI covers fundamental and translational research and applications focused on medical imaging, which continue to yield physical and biomedical advancements in the early detection, diagnostics, and therapy of disease as well as in the understanding of normal.

Neurophotonics covers advances in optical technology applicable to study of the brain and their impact on the basic and clinical neuroscience applications.

PubMed Central is an important element of SPIE’s open access programs for its journals, Pepper noted, as SPIE already deposits NIH-funded articles on the authors' behalf. In addition, under its Gold Open Access program, all new articles published in SPIE journals for which authors pay voluntary page charges are open access in the SPIE Digital Library.

The SPIE Digital Library contains more than 425,000 articles from SPIE journals, proceedings, and books, with approximately 18,000 new research papers added each year. Abstracts are freely searchable, and an increasing number of full journal articles are published with open access.

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SPIE is the international society for optics and photonics, an educational not-for-profit organization founded in 1955 to advance light-based science and technology. The Society serves nearly 264,000 constituents from approximately 166 countries, offering conferences and their published proceedings, continuing education, books, journals, and the SPIE Digital Library in support of interdisciplinary information exchange, professional networking, and patent precedent. SPIE provided more than $4 million in support of education and outreach programs in 2014.

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