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Einstein (São Paulo)

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Einstein (São Paulo) vol.10 no.3 São Paulo July/Sept. 2012

http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1679-45082012000300001 

EDITORIAL

 

einstein is indexed in PubMed

 

 

Luiz Vicente Rizzo

Executive Director of Instituto de Ensino e Pesquisa Albert Einstein

 

 

In the past thirty years medical practice has undergone an important revolution. We moved from anecdotal medicine to evidence-based medicine. This trend will become even more important with the addition of health economics analysis to the best medical practice. At the core of this movement is the gathering of peer-reviewed trustworthy information. Although the process of peer-review is under greater scrutiny it is the best available validation method of scientific data.

In the health sciences, the PubMed/MEDLINE became the gold standard for database of bona fide information. Medical decisions, patient management, and the basis for future research is in great part determined by what is published there. This recognition by the health-sciences community has been achieved because indexation in the PubMed database is only achieved by the highest quality journals in the field. The very stringent process that the indexation committee puts through every candidate journal guarantees such quality and consequently the importance that is given to what is written in PubMed-indexed journals.

einstein has just been indexed this past April. Asides from the obvious accolades that should be given to the group producing and managing the enterprise, it also means that compliments are due to all the authors of the paper that have been published in the journal, since their quality was validated at the highest scientific level possible.

We must now tend to recruite even better work so our impact factor will move up quickly. Lets keep up the good work and improve on it.