The Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery (SNIS) and medical publisher BMJ Group have announced that the Journal of NeuroInterventional Surgery (JNIS) has been accepted for inclusion in Medline, the premier bibliographic database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM). This will make the journal's articles searchable using PubMed. Indexing using the NLM's advanced MeSH terminology will be retroactive from Volume 1, Issue 1 of the Journal.
The Journal also received its first impact factor for 2010 (1.069) from Thomson Reuters Web of Knowledge. Indexing by both Medline and Web of Knowledge will not only assure authors submitting their work to JNIS that it will be viewed and cited more widely than before, but also have a positive impact on manuscript submissions and international readership, according to the JNIS. In fact, the volume of submissions already being received by the Journal means that the frequency will be increased to six issues per year in 2012. All accepted content is published online within a few weeks of acceptance, but the increase in frequency means that articles can be assigned more quickly to a print issue.
"I want to congratulate Rob Tarr and his editorial team at JNIS for this wonderful accomplishment," said SNIS President Joshua A. Hirsch, MD, a Mass General physician who serves as Director of the Neuroendovascular Program, Chief of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery and Associate Vice Chair of Interventional Care. "It is hard to believe that in less than three years, JNIS went from being an Executive Committee concept to being indexed with a variety of academic databases and having a Thomson Reuters JCI Impact Factor. This most recent achievement furthers our societal mission of advancing neurointerventional care throughout the globe by fostering dissemination of knowledge and cutting-edge research. This is a great day for SNIS worldwide and our members should rightfully take great pride in being a part of it."
Rob Tarr, JNIS Editor-in-Chief adds, "This is certainly an important milestone for our Journal. Indexing in Medline helps lay the foundation for establishing JNIS as a highly respected scientific journal. I would like to thank all those who have supported JNIS in its endeavors thus far and look forward to your continued contributions."
Members of Mass General's neurointerventional team have played a key role in the success of the JNIS: Hirsch was a founding editor, Albert J. Yoo, MD, has served as a book review editor, and other team members have been prolific contributors and reviewers, Hirsch added.