Indexing a journal is a reflection of its quality. Indexed journals are considered to be of higher scientific merit compared to non-indexed journals. The indexation of medical journals has become a topic of debate.
Index Medicus has been considered the most comprehensive medical and scientific journal articles index for many years. It has been published since 1879.
Over the years, other popular indexation services have been developed, such as MedLine, PubMed, EMBASE, SCOPUS, EBSCO Publishing’s Electronic Databases, and SCIRUS.
Additionally, various regional and national versions of Index Medicus, such as African Index Medicus.