New title, new design, new era! Being published under the title MEDICUS for nine continual years, our journal has got a new, we hope more appropriate, title Serbian Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research. The decision to change the title stemmed from two reasons.
The first is a need to clearly define the country of origin as well as the field of medical science the journal covers. By providing these two pieces of information through the journal title itself, we strive to facilitate, both to our readers and potential contributors, the process of grasping and accepting it.
The other reason is more practical, or should we say technical in its nature. A certain level of ambiguity had arisen in relation to the now defunct title MEDICUS, the ambiguity we wanted to avoid.
Namely, in addition to our MEDICUS, quality and rating of which are indubitable, there are few other journals with the same or similar titles. We may say with confidence that their quality and rating are on the lower end of the bar, yet they were fertile ground for misunderstanding and we felt that this reason more sufficient significance to necessitate the change of title.
In addition to the new title, this volume features revamped design - in other words, the design of Serbian Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research is improved both aesthetically and functionally. Our friend and associate Vidan Papic will take credit for all positive and the blame for all negative aspects of the journal's new layout.
We would also like to inform you that we feel our quality and maturity are of such exceptional level that we engaged in a qualification match for getting indexed in Medline/Index Medicus base, the objective we set for ourselves nine years ago.