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The purpose of existence dell'Ae.Phy.Med. Center is to carry out a continuous action of study and research in the field of Physiological Medicine and Aesthetic Medicine. Our studies and our research produced a scientific literature made by Scientific Texts and a computer girornale, The Physiological Medical Letter . This, based on the statistical response on the consultation of scientific references published by us, we calculate an impact factor of 1.2 in our industry which makes us consider The Physiological Medical Letter , an indexed scientific reference.
In this regard we wish to clarify the concept of ' indexation of a scientific journal that has to be distinguished from a number that often in our industry is proposed as indexing, ISSN.
L ' ISSN ( International Standard Serial Number ) is the international number that identifies serial publications such as newspapers and periodicals printed or electronic, and allows you to standardize the classifications, such as libraries. The ISSN is attributed free of charge to any publication in accordance with ISO 3297 the following definition.
Usually our reference scientific consultation is MedLine. MEDLINE ( Medical Literature Analysis and Retrieval System Online ) is a bibliographic database of life sciences and biomedical disciplines. It covers the fields of medicine, of nursing, pharmacology, dentistry, veterinary medicine and health care in general. The database is produced by the National Library of Medicine (NLM) of the United States and also contains much of the scientific literature in the field of biology and biochemistry, including that pertaining to subjects connected only indirectly with medicine as such. molecular evolution. The database contains about 16 million records , bibliographic records drawn from over 5200 scientific journals published in 37 languages. The data of the individual items are classified and placed in fields that allow the structuring, in times varying from 2 weeks to 2 months from the time of publication, and indexed for later allow searching and targeting of information. For content indexing the controlled vocabulary is used " Medical Subject Headings ".
The indexation of a scientific journal is related to ' Impact Factor (IF) that the same magazine in the scientific world. This index is calculated using special algorithms that take into account the number of times that a journal is cited by other; Therefore, the greater the scientific impact of a study, the greater the number of articles which in turn cite the study. The magazines with higher IF are those who treat subjects with higher social impact and / or multidisciplinary, such as Nature, Science or New England Journal of Medicine (IF> 30). The magazines have a lower IF range, maximum 1 or 2. The calculation of ' Impact Factor is based solely on the Thomson Reuters databases. Each year the Thomson Reuters provides the platform Journal Citation Reports (JCR) the overall calculation of the IF and other valuation parameters a specific publication. The newspapers covered by the RU and all Thomson Reuters databases are part of the Master Journal List includes all the journals to which you currently calculates the IF or for which such calculation is in progress. Due to the fact that to calculate the IF must be a minimum of three years and that an unspecified time passes (usually several years) before a magazine is inserted in the Thomson Reuters databases, the latest magazines - although published by prestigious scientific associations - can not have the IF for many years.
From this it is understandable no presence of journals in our field in MedLine and that's why we decided to start the cataloging of our scientific production of The Physiological Medical Letter.
- Written by Prof. Maurizio Ceccarelli
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