International Journal of Integrated Care in PubMed Central
International Journal of Integrated Care, 5 July 2006 - ISSN 1568-4156
Editorial
International Journal of Integrated Care in PubMed Central

We are very proud to announce that starting June 2006, articles, editorials and book reviews published in this journal can also be found in the database of PubMed Central.

In addition, abstracts of the articles, with direct links to full text, can be found in the PubMed database.

PubMed Central (PMC) is an electronic archive of full-text journal articles, offering free access to its contents. PMC contains over half a million articles, most of which (like IJIC) have a corresponding entry in PubMed.

One of the aims of PMC is to improve access to biomedical information for health professionals, researchers and the public. Participation in PMC will increase the visibility and impact of our journal.

By depositing our content in PubMed Central we also get the benefit of a permanent and freely accessible archive, managed by the United States National Library of Medicine (NLM).

Furthermore, the integration of our full text with PubMed and the numerous other databases in NCBI's[1] Entrez system will increase our exposure.

We feel that this is an important moment in the development of our journal. Integrated care is gaining importance in the field of healthcare. We have worked hard over the past five years to create a quality, open access journal. Being accepted by PMC is a wonderful acknowledgement and proof that IJIC has achieved a prominent place among health services research journals.

For further information regarding our journal please visit http://www.ijic.org or contact the managing editor at ijic@igitur.uu.nl.

Guus Schrijvers

Editor-in-Chief of IJIC Head of the Julius Centre of the University of Utrecht Medical Centre

Erika Manten

Managing editor IJIC

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National Center for Biotechnology Information