PubMed refuses to index Journal of Orthomolecular Medicine

The National Library of Medicine, the U.S. government-funded organization that oversees PubMed, has turned down the 40-year-old, peer-reviewed Journal of Orthomolecular Medicine for indexing for the sixth time. As the linked article points out, the Journal appears to meet every standard for listing, but the decision is made behind closed doors and without explanation.

What this means is that anyone searching PubMed for legitimate, peer-reviewed studies from the Journal won’t find them, and of course that’s what the National Library of Medicine undoubtedly wants. Mainstream medicine seems implacably hostile to any sort of “alternative”, supplement- or vitamin-based treatments, though many of them are undoubtedly effective.

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jez says September 20, 2012

This is a clear example of “Big Pharma” at work preventing the public from finding any thing about nutritional medicine on PubMed which is taken as the standard in credible research. The Journal of Orthomolecular is a ground breaking journal and deserves wider recognition and it is high time PubMed takes it seriously.

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hbd chick says September 22, 2012

not exactly “on topic” but i thought you might be interested in this:

Is medical science built on shaky foundations?

More than half of biomedical findings cannot be reproduced – we urgently need a way to ensure that discoveries are properly checked
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hmmmm. =/

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    Mangan says September 22, 2012

    Thanks for that, hbd chick. If true, then I probably shouldn’t be putting out this blog!

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