The official Periodical of the Libyan national centre for infectious diseases prevention and control 

The Libyan national centre for infectious diseases prevention and control 





The Libyan medical index (LMI) is a subject index to LIBYAN health and medical literature. It also contains links to abstracts of indexed articles that are written by Libyans or written about Libya in overseas journals . LMI is the first Libyan database which covers health and medicine. It was first founded by :

 Dr. Rafik R. Elmehdawi and   Dr. Abdulwahab M. El Barsha staff members of medical faculty of Al-Arab Medical University and launched online on 31st of  January 2007. Since November 2008  it is offered by the Libyan national center of infectious diseases prevention and control .


Subject scope

Items indexed have a direct relevance to humans.


Materials covered

·         All Libyan medical, dental and health related journals. 

·         Selected overseas literature written by Libyans or about Libya.


LMI Selection Guidelines


·         All original articles

·         All review articles

·         All case reports

·         Editorials and letters if they constitute substantial articles 


·         Editorials which ‘editorialise’.

·         Book reviews

·         Summaries of previously published articles

·         Articles with no direct relevance to human health or medicine 



LMI is available online via the Internet on the web site  


Indexed journals

Garyounis medical journal

Jamahiriya medical journal

Libyan Journal of Medicine

Libyan Journal of Infectious Diseases

Sebha University Journal of Medical Sciences

Alfateh Medical Journal

Libyan Journal of Medical Research

Zuara Medical Journal

Libyan Orthopaedic Journal

El-Razi Medical Gazette



The database contains more than 2500 title (2008) covering biomedicine and health subjects from 1913 to the present. New citations are added  monthly and the database is freely accessible via the our web site



We are thankful to professor Ibrahim M. Kashbur for his valuable contributions and scientific advices


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