Current issues of ACP Journal Club are published in Annals of Internal Medicine


So long, Best Evidence; hello, ACP Journal Club online


ACP J Club. 2001 Nov-Dec;135:A13. doi:10.7326/ACPJC-2001-135-3-A13

Readers who enjoy getting information on the Internet can now get ACP Journal Club (ACPJC) online at This new online service will replace Best Evidence, the CD-ROM database of ACPJC.

The new ACPJC online service has several advantages over its CD predecessor. First and foremost, the database will always be up to date, with each issue of ACPJC being mounted online as soon as the print version is about to be distributed, whereas Best Evidence was issued but once a year. Second, the ACPJC Web site will be integrated in due course with many other American College of Physicians (ACP) resources. Third, new features, such as alerts and the ACP “content map,” will be added in time. Fourth, the online version of ACPJC is a membership benefit for all who belong to the ACP.

The name “Best Evidence” has already disappeared from Ovid’s Evidence-Based Medicine Reviews, where the database’s title has been changed to ACP Journal Club. Because many more people receive, and are familiar with, ACPJC than Best Evidence, this simple change should eliminate confusion about what is in the database.

Access to ACPJC online will be open to all until at least the end of 2001. Feedback is most welcome, and an e-mail link is provided on the Web site to facilitate your comments. We look forward to hearing from you.

R. Brian Haynes, MD, PhD
McMaster University
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada