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Evaluation of Medical Journal Web Sites


Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology: September 2013 - Volume 56 - Issue 3 - p 485–494
doi: 10.1097/GRF.0b013e318297dc4e
Medical Applications of Digital Media

In the past 10 years, most medical journals have developed Web sites that not only deliver the electronic version of their publication but also provide a multimedia collection of resources, articles, educational tools, and external links to meet the needs and interests of the 21st century clinician. This article presents an evaluation tool with 5 criteria to assess the quality and scope of a medical journal’s Web site and provides readers with an assessment and detailed tour through the Web sites of 5 major medical journals.

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland

The views expressed in this article are those of the author and do not reflect the official position of the United States Air Force, the Department of Defense, or the United States Government.

The author declares that there is nothing to disclose.

Correspondence: Catherine T. Witkop, MD, Defense Health Headquarters, Falls Church, VA. E-mail:

© 2013 by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.