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JMLA Editor-in-Chief Transitions to New Role

Katherine Akers stepping down from the role of JMLA editor-in-chief to pursue a new career outside medical librarianship  
Posted: 2021-09-24 More...

JMLA Call for Editorial Board Members

The Journal of the Medical Library Association (JMLA) seeks applicants for editorial board members for 2021-2024. In line with our commitment to equity, we wish to use these positions to bring a greater diversity of perspectives and life experiences to our team. Individuals who identify as being from an underrepresented group are strongly encouraged to apply. Individuals who are not Medical Library Association (MLA) members, who are not health sciences librarians, or who do not have significant publishing experience are also welcome to apply.   
Posted: 2021-04-29 More...

JMLA’s Equity Initiative: An Update

An update on the steps taken to make JMLA a more inclusive and diverse journal with more equitable opportunities for authors, peer reviewers, and editorial team members.  
Posted: 2021-04-05 More...

JMLA’s Response to “An Open Call for JMLA and Medical Librarianship to Support Black Colleagues”


In our response to "An Open Call for JMLA and Medical Librarianship to Support Black Colleagues”, the Journal of the Medical Library Association (JMLA) editorial team describes the current state of our thorough interrogation into the journal's editorial processes and policies to identify and remove barriers to publishing in, reviewing for, or serving as editorial team members that stand in the way of colleagues who are Black, Indigenous, or People of Color (BIPOC) or from other marginalized groups. 

Posted: 2021-02-22 More...

An Apology from JMLA

The Journal of the Medical Library Association (JMLA) recently mishandled an editorial on anti-Blackness in librarianship during the copyediting process. We apologize for this failure and are taking concrete actions to make JMLA a journal that is more inclusive and supportive of diverse people and voices.  
Posted: 2020-12-16 More...

JMLA Call for Submissions and Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion


JMLA calls for submissions that recognize and address social injustices; speak to diversity, equity, and inclusion in our workforce and among our user populations; and share critical perspectives on health sciences librarianship. We also call for submissions from BIPOC authors on any topic within the journal’s scope. 

Posted: 2020-09-01 More...

New Data Sharing Policy

As of October 2019, Original Investigations and Case Study manuscripts must include a Data Availability Statement describing how and where the underlying data can be accessed.  
Posted: 2018-11-26 More...
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