East Journal of Family Medicine (MEJFM)
The MEJFM was launched in July 2003 and
has quickly grown to be the leading family medicine journal
of the region. The MEJFM publishes research and clinical articles
of particular interest to doctors of the Middle East, and
Editorial submissions are
reviewed by the Chief Editor, Dr Abdulrazak Abyad and the
extensive Editorial Board, is drawn from Departments
of Family and/or Community Medicine and Ministries of Health
from the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Egypt,
Bangladesh, Turkey, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, Malta, Jordan,
Syria and Lebanon. It is the support of the Board, and their
peers that has led to the early success and acceptance of
Initially published online, the MEJFM now provides
pdf versions of articles for those Middle East countries that
would prefer this format, and if there is sufficient interest
the entire journal can be made available in pdf format.
'Hits' on the online journal have been consistently
high, indicating that the content is meeting the needs of
doctors of the region and also shows that there is a high
computer usage among medical professionals in the Middle East.
To maintain the focus on quality care, extensive
education sections are a feature of the MEJFM. A range of
services are also provided, such as a notice board for free
use by Middle East doctors, and an MEJFM browser which can
be downloaded and customised. Additionally, the online daily
news and journal watch services of Wonca, World Organisation
of Family Doctors are 'embedded, in the MEJFM for easy access.
The Middle East Primary Care Research Network
(MEPCRN) was set up to assist in the development of research
and consequent academic publications.
The journal would not be a success without the
authors and reviewers and it is the quality of the articles
and their academic focus that keeps the MEJFM relevant to
the needs of the populations of the Middle East.
For more details on the journal contact:
Editor, Dr Abdulrazak Abyad: aabyad@cyberia,net.lb
Publisher, Lesley Pocock: email@example.com