Table of Contents: 2018 MAY–JUNE No. 422
MeSH Indexing Policy Change for Obituaries & In Memoriam. NLM Tech Bull. 2018 May-Jun;(422):b5.
2018 May 21 [posted]
As of June 1, 2018, obituaries & in memoriam articles will no longer be cited & indexed with Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) for MEDLINE.
In the past, many obituaries and “in memoriam” articles were indexed for MEDLINE based on subjective criteria that lead to inconsistent coverage; if an article was substantive it was cited and indexed with MeSH. However, most obituaries & in memoriam articles are not substantive & will no longer be cited & indexed. Substantive biographies will continue to be indexed for MEDLINE.