How to define the scientific domain of the report 

The lists of the journal are created for a specific domain of biomedicine or science. You can tell BioMedLib what the domain of the journal should be. You can define a broad domain or a very narrow one.

The automated method BioMedLib uses by default
Usually BioMedLib uses the title and abstract of your publication to define the scientific domain of the report. The assumption is that your publication will indicate your scientific interest.

Three methods for you to define the scientific domain
1.Publication - You can tell BioMedLib which publication to use for defining the scientific domain of the report. Each publication has an ID which is an integer like 18194719. It is called PubMed-ID or PMID. Enter the PMID in the box that says "Enter the ID of the article (the PMID) instead if you already know it."
Find a PMID - If you are not sure what the PMID of the publication is, you can enter some distinctive words from the title, and the last names of the authors of the publication, and BioMedLib will search to find publication. Enter these distinctive words in the box that says "Enter the last names of the authors and words from the title of the article."
Verify a PMID - If you have a PMID and want to make sure it points to the right publication, form a query with the tag [pmid] (i.e. if your PMID is 18194719, then your query becomes 18194719[pmid] ) and submit it using the BioMedLib search box near the top of the page. Then BioMedLib retrieves and displays the publication with that PMID.

2.Keywords - You can enter a few keywords. The keywords should retrieve articles that you think are relevant to your need. See the page "How to locate the best keywords" for more explanation.
For example I may use the keywords search engine relevance to look for articles about search engines which sort the results by relevance score.

3.Hybrid - You can use a hybrid method to define the scientific domain of your report. You can submit both an article and some keywords.
When you use both publication and keyword, the keyword may determine the scientific domain to a large degree. Therefore it is important you check a sample of typical results for the scientific domain you defined using publication + keyword. You can see the sample results by clicking on the link "quick list of articles" which is in the page shown after you click the submit button.

How to verify
1. After you submit the registration form, BioMedLib will show you the definition it is going to use, and will ask you to verify.
If it is not the definition you intended, simply go back to the form (use the "back" button of your browser) and try to specify the scientific domain better. Ways to better specify the domain:
* Adding more unique words for locating the publication;
* Adding keywords;
* Make sure there is no spelling errors.

2. Furthermore, under section "Review sample of articles in the scientific domain" click on the link "quick list of articles" to see a list of sample articles in the scientific domain you just defined. This way you make sure the system has understood your scientific domain well. If not, then go back to the registration form (use back button of your browser) and try to modify the definition such that the system will show you sample articles which you think are now relevant to your domain.

Notes
1.Using a publication not yours - You can choose any publication, even if it is not yours. It only needs to have the same subject (the words in the title and abstract) which expresses the scientific domain of your choice.

2.Using multiple publications - It is possible to use more than one publication to define the scientific domain of the report. You need to know the PMIDs of the publications that collectively define your domain of interest. Enter the PMIDs separated by space (like in '18194719 16522200' but without the quotes!) in the box "Enter the ID of the article (the PMID) instead if you already know it." After you submit the form the BioMedLib will show you the articles and ask you to verify them.
Usually the order of PMIDs does not matter. However for the list "top articles since the publication of the specified article" the year used for the "since" will be the publication date of the first PMID of the set of PMIDs you have entered.

3.Account with multiple journals - It is possible to define multiple scientific domains and to create a separate journal for each, all within a single account. See the page " account with multiple reports" for more explanation.