B – Biomedical journal editing

Gasparyan AY, Ayvazyan L, Kitas GD. Biomedical journal editing: elements of success. Croatian Medical Journal 2011;52(3):423-428
(doi: 10.3325/cmj.2011.52.423)

Scholarly journals are being increasingly recognized as educational tools. In view of recent trends in information flow, digitalization, and acceleration of publishing process – that may increase the rate of errors and mistakes – editors, authors, reviewers and publishers should closely consider every detail, from submission to publishing, to ensure a high quality of publications. Some relevant elements of success are discussed, such as qualified editorial team, internationalization of the peer review process, unique journal title, specific scope of interest, original content of articles, indexing in databases and wider journal visibility.