Submitting an Article
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- All articles submitted to the MLA News should not exceed 700 words (one printed page); no more than 5 references are allowed.
- All articles are subject to editing and abridgment.
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- Articles must submitted via email should be single-spaced and include "MLA News copy" in the subject line.
- Letters to the editor are encouraged and will be published as space permits. Though letters may take issue with anything published in the MLA News, all letters must be respectful in tone and avoid confrontational or inflammatory language.
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- Submission deadlines are six weeks prior to publication.
All MLA News material, including events and personals, should be sent to the editor unless it concerns the subject areas of the editors listed below. Submission does not guarantee publication. For mailing address and phone number of editors, refer to the MLA Online Directory (members-only access).
Laurie L. Thompson, AHIP, FMLA
Blogs to Follow
Kelly Gonzalez, AHIP, UTSW Medical Center Library, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center–Dallas
Meredith Ilyse Solomon, National Networks of Libraries of Medicine, New England Region, Lamar Soutter Health Sciences Library, University of Massachusetts Medical School–Worcester
AHIP, Jay Sexter Library, Touro University Nevada–Henderson
Jana C. Liebermann, Policy Information Center, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC
Diane G. Cooper, AHIP, National Institutes of Health Library, Bethesda, MD
Honoring Our Past
Lucretia W. McClure, AHIP, FMLA
Nandita S. Mani, AHIP, Taubman Health Sciences Library, University of Michigan–Ann Arbor
Dina J. McKelvy
, AHIP, Library, Maine Medical Center–Portland
Katie D. McLean, Health Sciences Library, Capital Health, Halifax, NS, Canada
Leadership and Management
James A. Curtis, Health Sciences Library, University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill
Medical Library Education
Jodi L. Philbrick, College of Information, University of North Texas–Denton
Saori Wendy Herman
, AHIP, Hofstra North Shore–Long Island Jewish Health Systems School of Medicine, Hempstead, NY.
Jean Gudenas, Health Sciences Library, Loyola University–Maywood, IL
Carol Ann Attwood, AHIP, Patient and Health Education Library, Mayo Clinic in Arizona–Scottsdale
James Shedlock, AHIP, FMLA, retired
Articles submitted directly to the editor are due on the dates indicated below. Earlier deadlines may apply for articles being submitted to the column and department editors listed above. Please contact the appropriate editor for further information.