January 2011
PAEA Networker

Journal of Physician Assistant Education Chosen for MEDLINE Indexing

The Journal of Physician Assistant Education (JPAE) has been selected to be indexed and included in the National Library of Medicine's MEDLINE database. This is an important milestone for PAEA and has many implications. It will be a benefit to member authors, and others, for purposes of promotion and tenure, and an incentive for those who are considering submitting a manuscript. By being selected for indexing, JPAE will be available to health professionals for many years. This accomplishment directly contributes to one of the goals expressed in the PAEA Mission Statement to “facilitate the pursuit and dissemination of research and scholarly work." 

Eugene Jones, JPAE editor in chief, stated: “Reaching this important milestone was a goal started by the journal’s founding editor, Dr. Donald Pedersen. He encouraged me to continue this pursuit, and with the contributions of a large team of peer reviewers, editorial advisory board members, and a dedicated journal staff from PAEA, we have gained this recognition after many years of effort. My sincere appreciation goes out to everyone involved with the success of our journal.”

JPAE's selection was made by an advisory committee of the National Library of Medicine, the Literature Selection Technical Review Committee, which is comprised of authorities knowledgeable in the field of biomedicine.

MEDLINE is the principal online bibliographic citation database of the National Library of Medicine’s MEDLARS® system, which is used internationally to provide access to the world's biomedical journal literature. About 5,000 titles are indexed and included in MEDLINE. Citations from the articles indexed, the indexing terms, and the English abstract printed in the journal will be included and searchable using PubMed.

PubMed is a free resource that is developed and maintained by the National Center for Biotechnology Information at the National Library of Medicine, located at the National Institutes of Health. PubMed comprises more than 20 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. PubMed citations and abstracts include the field of medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, and preclinical sciences.