Indexing in Medline of journals from outside Europe and North America (5) African Medical Index (2)

6 June, 2019

Dear all,

There are several freely accessible databases that index journals from outside Europe and North America. Some are country or region specific e.g. African Index Medicus [], KoreaMED []... . I'd be very interested to hear how well these country/regional databases cover the journals and publishing in Africa and other parts of the world less well represented in Medline. We search these databases and websites when conducting systematic reviews of LMIC studies in order to find those studies not in Medline. Can anyone recommend regional databases with a good coverage of their local journals?

We have a list of databases and trials registers that we've found RCTs in on our website See the section on 'Regional and National Databases (WHO regions)'. I'm sure there are more databases we could add and I'm happy to receive suggestions to improve it. The list was last updated April 2019 and indicates where the database is freely available or requires subscription, and if it contains open access full text reports.

It would be great to hear from this group about alternative regional databases and how well they cover journals that are not available via Medline,

with best wishes,


Judy Wright

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