Tremor and Other Hyperkinetic Movements (TOHM), an open-access, peer-reviewed medical journal focused on non-Parkinsonian tremor published by the Center for Digital Research and Scholarship (CDRS), has now been accepted for inclusion by PubMed Central (PMC), the National Institutes of Health’s repository for peer-reviewed primary research reports in the life sciences.
TOHM, a newcomer in the field of movement disorders, was launched by CDRS in August 2011 at http://tremorjournal.org. The journal is set apart from other journals by its liberal article length policy (full-length articles may be up to 5,000 words) and its rapid turnaround time. First decisions on articles are made in 3.25 weeks from the time of submission, and acceptances are made in 9.85 weeks from the time of submission.
All articles archived in PMC are indexed in PubMed, which comprises more than 22 million citations in its database for biomedical literature. For journals, PMC submits article citations to PubMed as soon as their articles are live in PMC, after any publisher-specified embargo period. Citations usually appear in PubMed within 24 hours of submission to PMC. TOHM has no embargo period, so all articles from the journal are deposited immediately upon publication.
TOHM published 51 new articles since launching in 2011, with the number of submissions growing. The journal's website website has been visited nearly 12,000 times since its 2011 launch. For TOHM, being indexed in PMC will enable the journal’s content to be more readily discoverable and, the editor-in-chief expects, attract even more quality submissions.
"The past fifteen months have seen our journal launch, the website receive hundreds of submissions, and CDRS publish groundbreaking articles by leaders in the field of movement disorders. Now that TOHM is being indexed in PubMed, it confirms our center-stage place in the area of non-Parkinsonian movement disorders. That the indexing will allow for even greater visibility of these articles and impact of our research is extremely exciting," said journal Editor-in-Chief Elan D. Louis.
CDRS’ Director Rebecca Kennison commented on TOHM’s inclusion in PMC: “This is an important breakthrough moment for TOHM. Being included in PMC and indexed in PubMed will enable TOHM to continue to grow and confirms its prestige in providing an international platform for experts and specialists in the field of hyperkinetic movements. We continue to be honored to partner with Dr. Louis and his team and congratulate them on this milestone.”
Tremor and Other Hyperkinetic Movements (TOHM) is a rigorously peer-reviewed academic journal for the publication of scientific and clinical findings and innovations about tremor and hyperkinetic disorders. The journal aims to provide an international platform for experts and specialists in the field of hyperkinetic movements.
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