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Centre for Evidence-
Based Medicine

Journals of Secondary Publication

ACP Journal Club
http://www.acpjc.org/

ACP Journal Club's general purpose is to select published articles according to explicit criteria and to abstract those studies that warrant immediate attention by physicians attempting to keep pace with important advances in the treatment, prevention, diagnosis, cause, prognosis, or economics of the disorders managed by internists. These articles are summarized in "value-added" abstracts and commented on by clinical experts.

This is a sibling journal of Evidence Based Medicine. Its table of contents and some featured abstracts and commentaries are available on their website but the full text is not available online free of charge. The complete contents of ACPJC and EBM are available through Ovid EBM Reviews. Information on how articles are selected for inclusion in the journal is included on the website.

Evidence Based Medicine
http://ebm.bmj.com/

The purpose of Evidence-Based Medicine is to alert clinicians to important advances in internal medicine, general and family practice, surgery, psychiatry, paediatrics, and obstetrics and gynaecology by selecting from the biomedical literature those original and review articles whose results are most likely to be both true and useful. These articles are summarised in value-added abstracts and commented on by clinical experts. It is published jointly by the American College of Physicians and the British Medical Journal Publishing Group.

The Table of Contents and some featured abstracts and commentaries from each issue of EBM can be found on their website but the full-text journal is not available online free of charge. The complete contents of EBM along with the contents of its sibling journal ACP Journal Club Ovid EBM Reviews. Information on how articles are selected for inclusion in EBM is provided on the website.

Evidence Based Mental Health
http://ebmh.bmj.com/

The purpose of Evidence-Based Mental Health is to alert clinicians working in the field of mental health to important and clinically relevant advances in treatment (including specific interventions and systems of care), diagnosis, aetiology, prognosis/outcome research, quality improvement, continuing education, and economic evaluation. They do this by selecting original and review articles whose results are most likely to be accurate and clinically useful. The articles are then summarised in value added abstracts and a commentary by a clinical expert is added. The target audience is psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, occupational therapists, pharmacists, and other professionals whose clinical work can be enhanced by up to date knowledge of research in mental health. The nature of work in mental health is multidisciplinary and the aim of Evidence-Based Mental Health is be to inform mental health clinicians from all disciplines of highly relevant developments within the overall field. Evidence-Based Mental Health will cover articles concerned with a broad range of mental health problems including adults, children, older adults, people with learning disabilities, people with head injuries, drug and alcohol problems, personality disorders, and individuals who have developed psychiatric and psychological problems as a result of trauma, and psychological or psychiatric problems of people with physical health problems. It is published by the BMJ Publishing Group.

Evidence Based Nursing
http://ebn.bmj.com/

The general purpose of Evidence-Based Nursing is to select from the health related literature those articles reporting studies and reviews that warrant immediate attention by nurses attempting to keep pace with important advances in their profession. These articles are summarised in "value added" abstracts and commented on by clinical experts.

The specific purposes of Evidence-Based Nursing are:

  • To identify, using predefined criteria, the best quantitative and qualitative original and review articles on the meaning, cause, course, diagnosis, prevention, treatment, or economics of health problems managed by nurses and on quality assurance and continuing professional development
  • To summarise this literature in the form of "structured abstracts" that describe the objectives, methods, results and evidence-based conclusions of studies in a reproducible and accurate fashion
  • To provide brief, highly expert comment on the context of each article, its methods, and clinical applications that its findings warrant
  • To disseminate the summaries in a timely fashion to nurses.

EBN is published by the Royal College of Nursing Publishing Company and the BMJ Publishing Group. Information on how articles are selected for inclusion is available on the website.

Evidence-based Obstetrics and Gynecology
http://www.evidenceobgyn.org/

EBOG has been published quarterly since 1999 by Churchill Livingstone. The policies and procedures that govern selection of articles, tables of contents for each issue, a sample issue, and subscription information are available on the website.

Journal of Evidence-Based Health Care
http://www.wiley.com/bw/journal.asp?ref=1744-1595

The principal purpose of the Journal of Evidence-Based Health Care is to provide managers with the best evidence available about the financing, organisation and delivery of health care. Clinicians looking after individual patients increasingly need to base their judgments on the best evidence available. It is therefore also the case that those who make decisions about groups and populations will require access to the best possible evidence to inform their judgment. This journal is published by Churchill Livingstone. Information on how articles are selected for the journal is available on the website.