Writing Opportunities at MLA
JMLA is MLA's quarterly peer-reviewed journal. JMLA welcomes the submission of any original manuscript that seeks to improve the practice of health sciences librarianship or information provision in health or biological sciences or articulates developments and history of the profession and related fields. JMLA also publishes commentary, editorials, and book and electronic resources reviews. Start the submission process for JMLA.
MLAConnect, our member newsletter, is a great venue for shorter, practical pieces about the profession and how you're using new ideas in your work. MLAConnect also publishes personals (announcements of promotions, retirements, etc.) news items about professional activities and is home to Press, Play, Connect, MLA's podcast program. Submit to MLAConnect.
The MLA books program publishes full-length works of interest to medical librarians or leveraging the expertise of medical librarians for a wider audience. If you have an idea for an in-depth work about our profession, consider writing a proposal. Or just reach out to us to let us know about a book you think should exist. The Books Panel often issues calls for proposals to find an author for a particular topic. See the main books page or recent issues of MLAConnect for current calls.
Many MLA chapters and caucuses also publish newsletters and blogs--see our list of caucuses for more information.
And, of course, if you just want to share something or start a conversation, you can always post in our forums. Check out our special interest groups (SIGs) for discussion areas for more specific topics.