„Liječnički vjesnik“– professional journal of the Croatian Medical Association

Several years after its founding the Croatian Medical Association (CMA) began publishing its professional journal – Liječnički vjesnik. The first issue of Liječnički vjesnik came out in 1877, with the merit and praise of then president of the CMA – A. Schwarz, MD. Liječnički vjesnik is one of only around hundred journals worldwide that emerged in the late 19th century, maintained continuity throughout the 20th, and entered the 21st century. It is also the oldest medical journal in Croatia for the durability of publishing and regularly records all important achievements and professional events. In 1935 Foreign Contribution was added to Liječnički vjesnik, where articles and lectures of the CMA would be published in foreign languages, and in 1962, at the request of the American National Library, it was decided that Liječnički vjesnik would start in Croatian and English. At the beginning of the 1980s there was a short break in publishing, but in 1985 the publication was resumed.

Topics that authors dealt with in their texts changed over time reflecting current interests and concerns of the medical profession in the country. By publishing scientific and professional work of local authors, Liječnički vjesnik improves healthcare. Equally important is making modern world medical science and knowledge universally accessible to our medical community. Editorials, professional and scientific papers, review articles, case reports, review of medications and methods, preliminary scientific and expert papers, reviews, letters to editor, book reviews, literature papers and other contributions are published in Liječnički vjesnik. Liječnički vjesnik also informs about the activities of the Croatian Medical Association and its professional societies and about the social problems that physicians encounter.

Važno je istaknuti da je Liječnički vjesnik više od 50 godina neprekidno nazočan u međunarodnim indeksima – prvi broj Liječničkog vjesnika koji je uveden u Indexmedicus (Medline) jest broj 7/8 iz 71. volumena objavljivanog tijekom 1949. godine. Liječnički vjesnik zastupljen je u Indexumedicusu (Medline) s ukupno 5952 članka, ima svoju internetsku stranicu, a svi objavljeni članci mogu se naći na adresi

It is important to point out that Liječnički vjesnik has been continuously present in international indexes for more than 50 years – the first issue of Liječnički vjesnik included in Index Medicus (Medline) is number 7/8 of the 71st volume published in 1949. Liječnički vjesnik is represented in Index Medicus (Medline) with a total of 5952 articles, has its own website, and all published papers can be found at https://lijecnicki-vjesnik.hlz.hr.

*Text taken from the book “Hrvatski liječnički zbor od 1874. – 2014.”

Authors: Vladimir Dugački, Željko Krzarić

Editors of „Liječnički vjesnik“
Year Editors
1877. – 1879. Antun Schwarz
1880. Antun Schwarz (1 – 2), Ladislav Rakovac (3 – 7), Josip Fon i Josip Šepić (8 – 9)
1881. Josip Fon i Josip Šepić
1883. Bohuslav Jiruš
1885. Viktor Gjurkovečki (1 – 2), Bogdan Jakopović (3 – 4), Antun Lobmayer (5 – 9)
1886. – 1896. Antun Lobmayer
1897. Antun Lobmayer (1), Miroslav Čačković (2 -12)
1898. – 1904. Miroslav Čačković
1905. – 1907. Radovan Marković
1908. Radovan Marković (1 – 2), Vatroslav Florschütz (3 – 12)
1909. – 1910. Vatroslav Florschütz
1911. Miroslav Čačković  (1), Gjuro Butorac (2 – 9), Radenko Stanković (10 – 12)
1912. Srećko Šilović (1 – 10), Vladimir Jelovšek (11 – 12)
1913. – 1914. Vladimir Jelovšek
1915. Vladimir Jelovšek (1), Miroslav Čačković (2 – 12)
1916. – 1917. Miroslav Čačković
1918. Miroslav Čačković (1 – 9), Lazar Novković (10 – 12)
1919. Lazar Novković (1), Lazar Novković i Vladimir Jelovšek (2 – 12)
1920. Lazar Novković (1 – 10), Lujo Thaller (11 – 12)
1921. Vladimir Jelovšek i Lujo Thaller
1922. Vladimir Jelovšek i Vlaho Novaković
1923. – 1928. Vladimir Jelovšek
1929. Miroslav Čačković, Kamilo Farkaš, Vladimir Jelovšek
1930. – 1931. Vladimir Jelovšek
1932. Fran Bubanović, Ivan Herzog i Vladimir Jelovšek
1933. Vladimir Jelovšek
1934. Vladimir Jelovšek (do 3. svibnja), Edo Deutsch (od 4. svibnja)
1935. – 1945. Ante Vuletić
1946. Ante Vuletić i Zlatko Supek
1947. Zlatko Supek (1 – 2), Stanko Ibler (3 – 12)
1948. – 1950. Stanko Ibler
1951. – 1952. Pavao Tomašić
1953. Pavao Tomašić i Ljubomir Božović
1954. – 1957. Mirko Dražen Grmek
1958. – 1974. Tihomil Beritić
1975. – 1979. Predrag Drobnjak
1980. – 1992. Ivan Bakran
1992. V.D. Marko Pećina
1993. – 2005. Nada Čikeš
2005. Branimir Anić

Note: Numbers in brackets are actual volumes of Liječnički vjesnik that a particular author has edited in the given year