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Category V - Publication Characteristics

Publication Types

Not all of these are used by indexers. Below is a list of the Publication Types that are used by indexers. The most common Publication Types will be discussed in some detail in this chapter.

Publication Types Used by Indexers
Addresses
Autobiography
Bibliography
Biography
Case Reports
Classical Article
Clinical Conference
Clinical Study
Clinical Trial
Clinical Trial, Phase I
Clinical Trial, Phase II
Clinical Trial, Phase III
Clinical Trial, Phase IV
Comment
Comparative Study
Congresses
Consensus Development Conference
Consensus Development Conference, NIH
Controlled Clinical Trial
Corrected and Republished Article
Dataset
Dictionary
Directory
Duplicate Publication
Editorial
Evaluation Studies
Festschrift
Government Publications
Guideline
Historical Article
Interactive Tutorial
Interview
Introductory Journal Article
Journal Article
Lectures
Legal Cases
Legislation
Letter
Meta-Analysis
Multicenter Study
News
Newspaper Article
Observational Study
Patient Education Handout
Periodical Index
Personal Narratives
Portraits
Practice Guideline
Pragmatic Clinical Trial
Published Erratum
Randomized Controlled Trial
Retracted Publication
Retraction of Publication
Review
Scientific Integrity Review
Technical Report
Twin Study
Validation Studies
Video-Audio Media
Webcasts
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