Filipa Godoy-Vitorino, a Microbiologist at the Inter American University of Puerto Rico Metro Campus, was appointed to the National Library of Medicine’s Literature Selection Technical Review Committee (LSTRC) for a four year term. The purpose of this committee is to review journals for inclusion in MEDLINE, the world’s premier database of biomedical journal literature. The committee consists of approximately 14 members who meet three times a year at the NLM in Bethesda. Members are selected based on their scientific expertise and background. Approximately 140 journal titles are reviewed at each meeting, and 20–25 percent of these are selected for indexing.
Filipa is the first Scientist from Puerto Rico to be an NLM LSTRC member contributing to biomedical publishing. Currently, Filipa also serves at the Strategic working group on the role of NLM in advancing Biomedical Discovery and Translational Science.