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In Turkey, medical information is supported at state level according to national policies. However, although the history of medical libraries in Turkey goes back to the 13th century in Anatolia, modern medical library applications adopted since the 1950s have not received much state support. In the past thirteen years a few medical libraries joined forces under ÜNAK (the Association of University and Research Librarians) to contribute to the organization and development of Turkish Medical Information through the establishment of a "Medical Working Group" in 2000.
Purpose: To review the status of national medical periodical publishing through an analysis of the Medical Database (Turkish Medical Index) of ULAKBİM, published in Turkey in the field of medical and health sciences, in terms of the webpage content of the electronic periodicals on the Index, their publication language, access particulars, their systems of sending and following up on articles, and the characteristics of the social network they provide. Scope: Besides the 140 electronic periodicals on the subject of medical and health sciences appearing on the webpage of the ULAKBİM Medical Database, the web page content analysis also included a review, in terms of 21 criteria, of 103 periodical web pages in the Open Journal System which is contained in the Turkish Medical Index. Discussion and Conclusion: The TÜBİTAK/ULAKBİM Medical...
The purpose of this study is to prepare a standardized list of abbreviations to be used in the abbreviation of headings in the medical and health periodicals published in Turkey. There is no standard for abbreviating the titles of journals referred to in the contents of journals that are printed or published in the electronic medium in Turkey. This situation leads to degrees of confusion in the publication of journals in Turkey. The elements introduced in this study may be used in the abbreviation of headings listed in national periodicals, particularly in those published in the field of medicine and the health sciences. It is hoped that these rules will be able to guide writers, journal editors, librarians and publishers in preparing a uniform set of abbreviations for journals referred to in footnotes, tables of contents and bibliogra...
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