Joint APAME/WPRIM Meeting


Beijing, China, 18 - 21 November 2008

The Joint Meeting of the Asia Pacific Association of Medical Journal Editors (APAME) and the Western Pacific Region Index Medicus (WPRIM) was held in Beijing, People's Republic of China, from 18 to 21 November 2008. Significant outcomes of the WPRIM meeting include the provision of technical support by the Institute of Medical Information, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences (IMICAMS) for the development of the WPRIM platform and uploading of journal articles published in 2007-2008 into the IMICAMS server, approval of 96 journals for inclusion in WPRIM, submission of a proposal to the Rockefeller Foundation for funding that would further strengthen and maintain the WPRIM project as well as enhance the development and viability of piloting full text journal publishing in the Western Pacific Region. For the APAME meeting, the APAME constitution and logo were adopted, and the venue and dates of the next joint APAME/WPRIM meeting have been decided.


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