Striving for equity: An update from the Journal of the Medical Library Association

Katherine G. Akers, Ellen M. Aaronson, Kathleen Amos, Kelsa Bartley, Alexander J. Carroll, Thane Chambers, John W. Cyrus, Erin R. B. Eldermire, Brenda Linares, Beverly Murphy, Melanie J. Norton, JJ Pionke, Amy Reyes

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In 2020, the Journal of the Medical Library Association (JMLA) launched an initiative aimed at providing more equitable opportunities for authors, reviewers, and editorial team members. This editorial provides an update on the steps we have taken thus far to empower authors, increase the diversity of our editorial team, and make equity-minded recommendations to the Medical Library Association. 


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5195/jmla.2021.1279

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