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Journal of the Medical Library Association


The Journal of the Medical Library Association (JMLA) is the premier journal in health sciences librarianship. JMLA is an open-access, peer-reviewed journal that advances the practice and research knowledgebase of health sciences librarianship.

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For Authors and Reviewers

The JMLA publishes full-length research papers, case studies, research reports, and other articles  related to health sciences librarianship. We encourage submissions from all individuals involved in the profession. You can submit an article through our online submission system.

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MLA Style Manual

The Role of the Editorial Board

JMLA Editorial Board Members are individuals who make critical contributions to the quality and direction of JMLA by lending their specific expertise, reviewing manuscripts with notable frequency and excellence, assisting with the development of journal policies and practices, and acting as ambassadors of the journal. JMLA Editorial Board Members serve staggered 3-year terms, with new members recruited annually.

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Issues before 2016 on PubMed Central

About 2023 JMLA Print Subscriptions:

The Journal of the Medical Library Association (JMLA) will only be available in digital formats starting with the 2023 editions. As of the January 2023 JMLA issue, we will be adding additional digital interactive formats on the JMLA website. These will include a compiled set of the issue’s papers in magazine layout available for download, as well as a digital flipbook version.

All 2022 print subscriptions and claims will be fulfilled (issues 1 – 4).

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