April 15 2016 marked the 50th anniversary of continuous publishing of the journal Acta stomatologica Croatica (ASCRO). The celebration was held in the great hall of the Croatian Medical Association, with numerous guests from the biomedical field. The history of the journal was presented by Goran Knežević (editor-in-chief 1996-2006) and Hrvoje Brkić (current editor-in-chief), who presented all the current information on the electronical editing and its current indexation. Acta stomatologica Croatica certificated were awarded to Ana Cekić-Arambašin (the most prolific author, with 80 articles in 50 years), and Goran Knežević (for his 10-year editorial work and introduction of English). Certificated were also awarded to Vesna Borić, Ivan Galić and Gabrijela Leskovar, for their achievement in the archiving of the whole journal (figures 1,2,3).
Only a few days later, the Editorial Office received the information that ASCRO has been included in PubMed Central since volume 48, an impulse for the members of the Editorial Board and the Editor-in-Chief to make ASCRO better and more cited.
PubMed Central (PMC) is an open digital repository that archives open full text scientific articles in the biomedical field. It is one of the most important search databases in the resource package that was developed by te National center for biotechnological information (NCBI). Items submitted to PMC go through indexation and reshaping that yield improved metadata, and they have unique identificators that have added XML structured data.
Since February 2014 PMC archives include more than 2.9 million articles, with texts submitted by either authors or publishers. ASCRO is part of te PMC archives since 2014.