JMLA Transitions from Obituaries Section to “In Memoriam” Section


Under the leadership of Beverly Murphy and Tashiana Scott-Cochran, the Journal of the Medical Library Association (JMLA) will transition to publishing In Memoriam columns rather than Obituaries.

The “In Memoriam” column honors deceased MLA members and staff. The JMLA In Memoriam Editors will accept author submissions from the deceased’s coworkers, family, and colleagues. Memoriam should be between 200 and 1,000 words in length and may address a person’s birth and background; education and training; experiences, contributions, and accomplishments; influences on others in the profession; and can include some personal anecdotes from colleagues or family. See more detailed information.

An editorial the provides an in-depth discussion of this transition will be forthcoming in a future issue of JMLA.