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Indian Journal of Pharmacology 2003; 35: 325 CORRESPONDENCE INDEXING OF INDIAN JOURNAL OF Our aim is to become a first-stop resource for public PHARMACOLOGY health professionals, researchers, academics and policy makers whether they be concerned with national or international health issues. In line with our mission, the database will provide a venue for the I read with interest your editorial 'Getting the IJP literature produced by the developing world and be indexed' in IJP issue 1 volume 35, 2003. made available to them at a substantial discount so Do not despair, please persevere with your campaign that they can keep up to date with developments to improve the standard of articles submitted and elsewhere. South-South communication is just as know that the IJP is indexed by the premier important as North-South communication in agricultural and applied life sciences database....ours! improving human health globally. We at CABI Publishing take pride in finding journals In addition, with support from the Department for of quality and hard-to-obtain grey literature from all International Development, UK (DFID), WHO and over the world, particularly from countries such as others we intend to make all our archive material yours. We expertly and accurately index abstracts (dating back to 1912) on tropical diseases, human from your journal and others from India in the applied nutrition, mycology, parasitology and entomology life sciences field and we have done so, for a number available on the database which will be of interest of years, in CAB Abstracts and CAB health. [As we not only to practicing clinicians but also to those are not a pharmacology database per se, we select interested in the history of medicine and public health. articles relevant to the areas which we cover]. Thus we do not suffer from the dangerous gaps in the Thus you are indexed by us in the databases CAB literature from the developing world, unlike other Abstracts, Global Health and in our print publications databases. For example, only 23% of our source Tropical Disease Bulletin, Journal of Helminthology, publications originate in North America. Review of Medical and Veterinary Entomology and Review of Medical and Veterinary Mycology. Whilst our databases (websites and print publications) may not be free, they are the next best thing; heavily Through Global Health, your articles will be available discounted to developing countries because we are a at premier public health schools throughout the world: division of CAB International, a not-for-profit Surely this will encourage your authors to submit their organisation with over 41 member countries, one of best work to IJP. In addition, a number of expatriate which is India. Our mission is to improve human health Indians working in other developing countries have with a particular emphasis on meeting the information told me that they wish to access the journals of their and training needs of the developing world. home country but cannot. They warmly welcomed the arrival of Global Health as the solution. Abstracts from your journal are now available from our new bibliographic database on international and public health. We are calling this resource Global Health: 40% of the content is unique, using material from 125 countries and in 55 languages. Global WENDIE NORRIS Health provides comprehensive coverage of global Content Editor, Department of Human and Animal health literature, based on cover to cover selection Sciences, CABI Publishing, Wallingford, Oxon, from core journals plus other 'much more difficult to OX10 8DE, UK obtain foreign language journals' and grey literature. 95% of records have informative English abstracts. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you for your highly encouraging words. Hope your letter will encourage all authors to submit their best work to the Indian Journal of Pharmacology. - Chief Editor, IJP
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