NepMed is a Nepal MEDLINE (Medical Literature Analysis and Retrieval System Online) by Nepal Health Research Council in collaboration with Nepal Medical Association. It includes bibliographic information for articles from academic biomedical journals covering medicine, dentistry, nursing, pharmacy, dentistry, veterinary medicine, and allied health sciences.
NepMed is inspired by PubMed which is a free search engine accessing primarily the MEDLINE database of references and abstracts on life sciences and biomedical topics maintained by the United States National Library of Medicine (NLM) at the National Institutes of Health. NepMed has been developed according to the need of our country.
The concept of NepMed to develop a database of articles published in Nepalese Medical, Dental, Nursing, and Allied Health Journals was initiated by Dr. Angel Magar at Nepal Medical Association in 2008. This idea was discussed with like-minded people and organizations over the years. After becoming the Executive Chairman of Nepal Health Research Council Prof. Dr. Anjani Kumar Jha, re-vitalize the project through NHRC in collaboration with NMA in 2017. After two years of extensive collaborative work, NepMed was launched on 31 May 2019.
The NepMed aims to provide a common platform for ‘repository’ and ‘indexing’ of all Nepalese biomedical journals in Nepal. It also aims to ensure quality control in the scientific publication by providing international standards guidelines to improve medical journal publication in the country. This will, in turn, ensure quality control in academia, which will help improve the local science.