The Index Medicus for the Eastern Mediterranean Region (IMEMR) provides health care professionals and researchers from the Region with access to health and biomedical information and increases the visibility of their work at national, regional and international level.
Criteria for selection of journals for the Index
Geographic coverage of the IMEMR is the WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region. The Region covers 23 countries: Afghanistan, Bahrain, Djibouti, Egypt, Islamic Republic of Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Pakistan, occupied Palestinian territory, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates and Yemen.
Subject coverage includes all public health topics, medicine and all its subspecialties, environmental health, dentistry, pharmaceutical, nursing, health management and administration and veterinary sciences.
Magazines that are purely commercial or for trade and general news bulletins and newsletters which lack scientific and technical content are not included in the Index.
Content and type of materials
Scientific value and peer review are the most important considerations in selecting a journal to index.
Selected journals should be objective, credible and of high-quality content.
The IMEMR contains medical journals in Arabic, English, Farsi, French and Urdu.
Selected journals should contain abstracts in English.
Selected journals should be published on a regular basis.