Introducing the Journal of the Medical Library Association’s policy on the use of generative artificial intelligence in submissions


  • Jill T. Boruff, AHIP Co-Lead Editor, Journal of the Medical Library Association, Associate Librarian, Schulich Library of Physical Sciences, Life Sciences, and Engineering, McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada
  • Michelle Kraft, AHIP, FMLA Co-Lead Editor, Journal of the Medical Library Association, Medical Library Director, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH
  • Alexander J. Carrol, AHIP Associate Director, Stevenson Science and Engineering Library, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN



With the arrival of ChatGPT, the academic community has expressed concerns about how generative artificial intelligence will be used by students and researchers alike. After consulting policies from other journals and discussing among the editorial team, we have created a policy on the use of AI on submissions to JMLA. This editorial provides a brief background on these concerns and introduces our policy.


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