Volume 46, Issue 2, Editor’s Letter
Dear colleagues and readers,
First of all, I would like to thank you for sending your papers to be published in Scripta Medica. I am especially pleased to notice an increasing number of young authors who are making their fists steps in scientifi- research activities.
Since August 2015, Scripta Medica is available in the following cited databases: CrossRef and EBSCO Academic Search Complete. As a result, we managed to offially protect our intellectual property and copyrights and hence your papers will be more accessible to the attentive colleagues around the world, in all sorts of publications (printed, radio and CD / DVD). This implies the inclusion and connectivity (linking) of your papers and references covered by CrossRef.
Your papers and distribution of Scripta Medica in the citation database EBSCO Academic Search Complete allows processing of the aforementioned with the highest standards of quality and eventually, the possibility of applying and accessing even their greater citation databases such as EBSCO Medline, EBSCOHealth, EBSCO DynaMed and DynaMED Plus.
We made the fist and most diffilt step with mutual cooperation and interactive work. After successful entering into the citation databases, we have increased our rights and rating when applying for grants and co-fiancing of scientifi publications to the Ministry of Science and Technology of the Republic of Srpska and Bosnia and Herzegovina in year 2016. This expected co-fiancing would make Scripta Medica more fiancially stable.
In the meantime, we have increased the exchange of our journal with similar and partner faculties, research and clinical centers, public and university libraries in the country, region and world, striving to achieve a prompt and equally represented distribution of the aforementioned across the continents, whether in the form of required copies (unique items) or in the form of inter-institutional exchange (gifts).
We plan to apply for the bases EBSCO Medline, EBSCOHealth, EBSCO DynaMed and DynaMED Plus when we reach the required standard of the bases. It is realistic to expect our presence in these databases in 1 to 3 years which greatly depends on authors and the quality of papers submitted to Scripta Medica. In return, Scripta Medica enables you to make a professional and academic progress as well as to have your papers available and distributed all around the world.
Dear authors, thank you for your cooperation.
Editor in chief
Prof. Predrag Grubor