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NepMed, Nepal MEDLINE (Medical Literature Analysis and Retrieval System Online)

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NepMed, Nepal MEDLINE (Medical Literature Analysis and Retrieval System Online)

What is NepMed?

NepMed is a Nepal MEDLINE (Medical Literature Analysis and Retrieval System Online) by Nepal Health Research Council in collaboration with Nepal Medical Association. NepMed (Nepal MEDLINE) was established in 2019. It includes bibliographic information for articles from academic biomedical journals covering medicine, dentistry, nursing, pharmacy, dentistry, veterinary medicine, and allied health sciences. 

Objectives

  • To do or cause to do study and research on health problems and issues being encountered or likely to be encountered in future.
  • To conduct programs relating to consultancy service and information to make the study and activities relating to health research more useful.
  • To acquire global and national level evidence on health related problems, and inform the Government of Nepal for evidence-based policy making and planning.

Functions

  • Conduct research in the various fields relating to health within the Nepal aligning with the health priorities identified in the National Health Policy of the Government of Nepal.
  • Provide a specific policy direction for the regulation, promotion, implementation, management and utilization of health research in Nepal.
  • Define health research need and set research priorities for the national health system.
  • Monitor and evaluate research works related to health and make appropriate recommendations.
  • Publish and publicize the research experiences and the results of research relating at the national and international levels.
  • Coordinate with foreign researchers and research institution to carry out some part of the research in a foreign country if there is no facility to carry out such research within the Nepal.
  • To obtain information as to the study and research or works done on health-related various problems appearing in the world and give information to the Government of Nepal.

Nepal Health Research Council (NHRC)

Concept

NepMed is inspired by PubMed which is a free search engine accessing primarily the MEDLINE database of references and abstracts on life sciences and biomedical topics maintained by the United States National Library of Medicine (NLM) at the National Institutes of Health. NepMed has been developed according to the need of our country. 

The concept of NepMed to develop a database of articles published in Nepalese Medical, Dental, Nursing, and Allied Health Journals was initiated by Dr. Angel Magar at Nepal Medical Association in 2008. This idea was discussed with like-minded people and organizations over the years. After becoming the Executive Chairman of Nepal Health Research Council Prof. Dr. Anjani Kumar Jha, re-vitalize the project through NHRC in collaboration with NMA in 2017. After two years of extensive collaborative work, NepMed was launched on 31 May 2019. 

Aim of NepMed

The NepMed aims to provide a common platform for ‘repository’ and ‘indexing’ of all Nepalese biomedical journals in Nepal. It also aims to ensure quality control in the scientific publication by providing international standards guidelines to improve medical journal publication in the country. This will, in turn, ensure quality control in academia, which will help improve the local science. 

List of journals 
  • Journal of Nepal Health Research Council
  • Journal of Nepal Medical Association
  • Nepal Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Nepal Medical Journal
  • Journal of Institute of Medicine Nepal (JIOM Nepal)
  • Journal of Society of Anesthesiologists of Nepal
  • Journal of Karnali Academy of Health Sciences
  • Journal of Health and Allied Sciences
  • Europasian Journal of Medical Sciences
  • Journal of Nepal Paediatric Society
  • Journal of Patan Academy of Health Sciences
  • Journal of College of Medical Sciences-Nepal
  • Post-Graduate Medical Journal of NAMS
  • Journal of Chitwan Medical College
  • Journal of Nepalese Society of Periodontology and Oral Implantology
  • Journal of Nepalese Prosthodontic Society
  • Journal of Advances in Internal Medicine
  • Nepalese Journal of Ophthalmology
  • Birat Journal of Health Sciences
  • Journal of Lumbini Medical College
  • Journal of Diabetes and Endocrinology Association of Nepal
  • Journal of BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences
  • Journal of Kathmandu Medical College
  • Nepalese Heart Journal
  • Journal of Society of Surgeons of Nepal
  • Nepalese Medical Journal
  • Journal of Gandaki Medical College-Nepal
  • Janaki Medical College Journal of Medical Science
  • Journal of Pathology of Nepal
  • Journal of KIST Medical College
  • Nepal Journal of Dermatology, Venereology & Leprology
  • Journal of Universal College of Medical Sciences
  • Nepalese Journal of Radiology
  • Nepal Medical College Journal
  • International Journal of Occupational Safety and Health
  • Medical Journal of Shree Birendra Hospital
  • Grande Medical Journal
  • Medical Journal of Pokhara Academy of Health Sciences
  • Nepal Journal of Medical Sciences
  • Nepalese Journal of Cancer
  • Journal of Nobel Medical College
  • Journal of General Practice and Emergency Medicine of Nepal
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