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   Polish Annals of Medicine - international journal published by the Warmia and Mazury Medical Chamber in Olsztyn, with the cooperation of the Polish Medical Association, and under the scientific patronage of the University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, by the decision of the Minister of Science and Higher Education  in 2015, was granted 14 points in the Ministerial journal value rating scale (previously points granted by the State Committee for Scientific Research). Earlier in 2010, it received 5.7 points as measured by Index Copernicus Value.
   Apart from being indexed by the Ministry, Polish Medical Bibliography and Index Copernicus, our journal has been also placed in the following international data bases: EBSCO Publishing Inc., Academic Search Complete, EMBASE, SCOPUS, Elsevier.
   The presence of our journal on international lists of indexed journals is indispensable for the opportunity presented of our papers being read and cited not only by our colleagues in the region, but also within Poland and various countries on other continents.
   The high value rate achieved by our journal provides a genuine opportunity for scientific and academic development not only for physicians and those colleagues holding a master’s degree, but also for those with a PhD and post-doctorate degrees and professors.
   The Scientific Board has been enriched by an international group of scie
ntists from 24 countries: USA – 15 members, Poland – 10, Germany – 6, Lithuania – 4, Belgium – 3, Czech Republic – 3, Israel – 2, United Kingdom – 2, Austria – 1, Bielarus – 1, Bulgaria – 1, Brazil – 1, Canada – 1, Denmark – 1, France – 1, Georgia – 1, Granada – 1, Hungary – 1, Latvia – 1, Mexico – 1, Netherlands – 1, Russia – 1, Spain – 1, Turkey – 1. Included in this eminent group are physicians, stomatologists, biologists, physiotherapists, psychologists and speech therapists. 

   Polish Annals of Medicine can be found on the shelves of all significant medical libraries in Poland and in several libraries abroad, among others the National Library of Medicine in Washington, in the United States of America. Moreover, our journal can be accessed in an electronic version at
   Let me thank sincerely all the Authors of the papers sent to our journal, Reviewers, Members of the Scientific Board, and especially Professors from Collegium Medicum of the University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, the closest Partners of the Editorial Board and the Publishing House, and the constantly supportive and friendly Executive Board of the Warmia and Mazury Medical Chamber in Olsztyn.

Polish Annals of Medicine
Prof. Ireneusz M. Kowalski, MD., PhD.