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KoreaMed is established by the Korean Association of Medical Journal Editors(KAMJE) with support by Korean Academy of Medical Science, Health Technology Planning and Evaluation Board to have easy access to Korean Medical Journals.

Editors, Organizations participating in KoreaMed provide KAMJE with formatted citations prior to or at the time of publication, and KAMJE adds them to the KoreaMed database. If any edtor has a WWW site that offers full text of its journals, we provide links to that site.

History of KoreaMed

The first discussion as to the establishment of KoreaMed goes to the March 1996, right after the launch of KAMJE. After a long preparation, KoreaMed was set up via internet from December 31, 1997. After that there were period of very unstable management. Recently, the programming of database engine was completed upon the assistance by Health Technology Planning and Evaluation Board. Therefore, the provision of searching service of KoreaMed will be more stable. The abstract data will be included from recent issues of the journals which were decided to be indexed in KoreaMed after evaluation process.

Database Coverage

KoreaMed search system provides access not only to the KoreaMed database of bibliographic information but also medical journal information.

The medical journals are evaluated by the Korean Association of Medical Journal Editors on the quality of format of journals etc.

• KoreaMed Journal Information

The KoreaMed Journal List allows you to look up journal names, KoreaMed abbreviations, ISSN, editors, publishing organizations that are currently included in the KoreaMed.

Information for Editors

Editors participating in KoreaMed provide KAMJE with formatted citations prior to or at the time of publication.

KAMJE adds the citations to the KoreaMed database.

There is an optional standard data format for editors to submit citation data to KAMJE. However, it does not mean the Editor should edit the format. The raw data is also enough for the input in the KoreMed database. The document outlining the standard data format with 10 fields contains:

  • TI: A nationwide survey of naturally produced oysters for infection with Gymnophalloides seoi metacercariae.
  • AU: Lee Soon-Hyung, Sohn Woon-Mok, Hong Sung-Jong, Huh Sub, Seo Min, Choi Min-Ho, Chai Jong-Yil
  • AD: Department of Parasitology, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul 110-799, Korea, Department of Parasitology, College of Medicine, Gyeongsang National University, Chinju 660-280 Korea, Department of Parasitology, College of Medicine, Chung-Ang University, Seoul 156-756 Korea, Department of Parasitology, College of Medicine, Hallym University, Chunchon 200-702 Korea,
  • SO: Korean J Parasitol 1996 Jun, 34(2): 107-112
  • LA: Korean
  • AB: A nationwide survey was performed to know the geographical distribution of Gymnophalloides seoi (Digenea: Gymnophallidae) metacercariae in Korea, by examining the infection status of locally produced oysters, Crassostrea gigas. ...... The intensity of infection was the highest in Aphae-myon. 785.9 metacercariae per oyster. The results indicate that high prevalence of G. seoi is confined to Shinan-gun, but low grade prevalence is also present in adjacent areas such as Buan-gun, Chollabuk-do.
  • ME: Animal, Korea, Oysters/parasitology*, Prevalence, Trematoda/isolation & purification*
  • SU: Seoul National University Hospital(1993)
  • Explanations:

    • Abbreviation: SO: source, TI: title, AU; author, AD: address, LA: language, AB: abstract, ME: MeSH, SU: Support

    • The family name proceed the first name.

    • Content of Support shall be the number of fund and/or supporting institute.

    • Every character should be text format. Italic or special character should be also converted as the text format.

    • Upper case or lower case shall be included in parenthesis for example CO(2).

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