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What is indexing?
Journals will often index (link) with specific databases and provide them with a table of contents and access to the abstracts published within their Journal. These databases provide a search engine which allows database subscribers to easily search for the latest research on particular subjects. Subscribers are generally universities and libraries that provide access to their students and faculty. Indexing can increase the visibility and access to journal publications for an international audience. To be indexed with a particular database the Journal has to apply and be assessed for the quality of papers published and demonstrate transparent and quality processes within their publication process.
The New Zealand College of Midwives Journal is indexed in CINAHL (Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature) database.