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We managed to increase the notoriety of Romanian Journal of Ophthalmology (RJO) by increasing the visibility of the articles’ summaries on the ISI Web of Science platform.
The members of the Romanian Society of Ophthalmology, as well as the editorial board of RJO continue to make steady and sustained efforts to increase the value of the journal and its editorial content. As it is well known, the indexation process of RJO in PubMed has started, the first phase being already completed: the summaries of the articles published to date are visible on the MEDLINE platform – a platform that contains citations and abstracts of the articles published in worldwide journals. MEDLINE platform is directly related to the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM) - National Library of resources in medicine in the USA.
Moreover, due to the visibility and the exceptional graphic design, the editorial staff received a request from several authors from “Carol Davila” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Bucharest, among others, to publish articles about complementary sciences. This comes in addition to the generous palette of scientific activities that take place annually at the University under the aegis of “Interdisciplinary perspectives” International Congress.
We believe that this collaboration will lead to an even better visibility of the journal and, of course, a very useful, but especially needed one. The steps taken so far require further improving of the quality of the published articles. We are still in the stage of quantitative accumulation (i.e. writing articles) but we are about to move on to the qualitative one, which is more demanding and more valuable, with studies for different aspects.
We have started on this path, a path that needs to be consolidated in order to obtain the proper international accreditations for RJO. Once accomplished, they will allow us to use them for our purpose and for facilitating the access of foreign authors to the journal, with different types of benefits, including the financial one.
We have to turn RJO into a journal with a higher “impact factor” because, by doing this, we will make it more valuable. In order to confirm the presence of RJO on MEDLINE website (that contains worldwide abstracts of scientific articles), we enclosed the MEDLINE logo on the cover of our journal and on the journal’s website.
Our recommendation to the authors, readers, etc., is to get more involved in the effort that the editorial board is making to move forward.