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1 9 th European Conference of Medical and Health Libraries. Santander.September 2004 Comparative study of selection criteria used by MEDLINE and EMBASE and its application to Spanish Biomedical Journals Elena Primo. CINDOC. CSIC Manuela Vázquez. CINDOC. CSIC José García-Sicilia. CSI

2 9 th European Conference of Medical and Health Libraries. Santander.September 2004 MEDLINE Selection Criteria Scope and Coverage Quality of content Quality of editorial work Production quality Types of content Language requirements (english abstracts) Geographic coverage

3 9 th European Conference of Medical and Health Libraries. Santander.September 2004 EMBASE Selection Criteria Scope and subject coverage Scientific quality and editorial coverage Language requirements (english abstracts) Geographic coverage and source of origin

4 9 th European Conference of Medical and Health Libraries. Santander.September 2004 Spanish journals in MEDLINE and EMBASE DatabaseSpanish journals MEDLINE45 EMBASE111 Journals in both31 Journals in MEDLINE only 14 Journals in EMBASE only 80

5 9 th European Conference of Medical and Health Libraries. Santander.September 2004 Spanish Journals in both MEDLINE and EMBASE Acta Otorrinolaringológica Española Actas Urológicas Españolas AIDS Reviews Allergologia et Immunopathologia Anales de Medicina Interna Anales de Pediatría Anales del Sistema Sanitario de Navarra Archivos de Bronconeumología Archivos Españoles de Urología Atención Primaria Drug News and Perspectives Drugs of Today Enfermedades Infecciosas y Microbiología Clínica Farmacia Hospitalaria Gastroenterología y Hepatología Histology and Histopathology International Journal of Developmental Biology Journal of Physiology and Biochemistry Medicina Clínica Medicina Oral Methods and Findings in Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology Neurocirugía Neurología Nutrición Hospitalaria Revista Clínica Española Revista de Neurología Revista Española de Cardiología Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas Revista Española de Quimioterapia Revista Española de Salud Pública Revista Iberoamericana de Micología

6 9 th European Conference of Medical and Health Libraries. Santander.September 2004 European Journals coverage by MEDLINE and by EMBASE(1) CountryMEDLINEEMBASE France89139 Germany Holland Italy86159 Portugal 28 Spain41109 United Kingdom740923

7 9 th European Conference of Medical and Health Libraries. Santander.September 2004 European Journals coverage by MEDLINE and by EMBASE(2)

8 9 th European Conference of Medical and Health Libraries. Santander.September 2004 European and USA Journals in MEDLINE and EMBASE MedlineEmbase Europe USA Total journals

9 9 th European Conference of Medical and Health Libraries. Santander.September 2004 Health Spanish Databases IME (Índice Medico Español) CSIC (Spanish Medical Index) IBECS (Índice Bibliográfico Español de Ciencias de la Salud) Instituto de Salud Carlos III (Spanish Bibliographic Index of Health Sciences)

10 9 th European Conference of Medical and Health Libraries. Santander.September 2004 Selection Criteria of Spanish Databases Formal aspects Content aspects Diffusion aspects

11 9 th European Conference of Medical and Health Libraries. Santander.September 2004 Journals in Spanish Databases DatabaseJournals IME190 IBECS135 Journals in both100 Journals in IME only90 Journals in IBECS only35

12 9 th European Conference of Medical and Health Libraries. Santander.September 2004 Spanish Journals in MEDLINE, and EMBASE and in Spanish Databases Spanish JournalsIMEIBECS MEDLINE EMBASE

13 9 th European Conference of Medical and Health Libraries. Santander.September 2004 Spanish Journals in MEDLINE not covered by IME nor by IBECS JournalNotes AIDS ReviewsWithout Spanish abstracts Anales de la Real Academia Nacional de Medicina Does not publish original works but sessions conferences Drug news and perspectivesWithout Spanish abstracts Drugs of todayWithout Spanish abstracts Histology and HistopathologyWithout Spanish abstracts Methods and findings in exper. and clin. pharmacology Without Spanish abstracts Spanish journal of psychology Timely topics in medicine. Cardiovascular diseases not a conventional journal, but an analysis of Web resources

14 9 th European Conference of Medical and Health Libraries. Santander.September 2004 Spanish Journals in MEDLINE but not covered by IME or by IBECS Journal IME IBECS Anales Otorrinolaringológicos Iberoamericanos X Gastroenterología y HepatologíaX International Journal of Developmental BiologyX International Microbiology X Journal of Physiology and BiochemistryX Nefrología X Revista de Derecho y Genoma Humano X Revista Iberoamericana de MicologíaX

15 9 th European Conference of Medical and Health Libraries. Santander.September 2004 Embase Spanish journals not covered by both IME and IBECS Embase 52 IBECS IME 7 22

16 9 th European Conference of Medical and Health Libraries. Santander.September 2004 Spanish Journals in EMBASE but not in IME and IBECS 7 discontinued journals 7 journals without spanish abstract 1 which is no longer published in Spain 1 corresponds to an electronic site which gathers information from different medical webs 1 is duplicated under two different names

17 9 th European Conference of Medical and Health Libraries. Santander.September 2004 Spanish Journals in EMBASE that should be included in IME and IBECS Anuario de Psicología Cuadernos de Artroscopia Cuadernos de Medicina Reproductiva Ginecología Clínica y Quirúrgica Química Clínica Revista de Psicogeriatría

18 9 th European Conference of Medical and Health Libraries. Santander.September 2004 Conclusions Similar selection criteria in Medline and Embase Geographical bias Embases journal list not actualized Similar selection criteria in IME and IBECS Spanish journals included in Medline or Embase should be included in IME and IBECS The differences between IME and IBECS seems due to agreement problems with the publishers, more than to different quality requirements


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