Call for Submissions: Ethics Issue of JMLA

The Journal of the Medical Library Association (JMLA) announces a special issue on ethics to be guest edited by Deborah Halsted, Senior Associate Director, Operations of Texas Medical Center Library.  The articles in this issue will consist of full length papers, systematic reviews, case studies or research reports and/or brief communications. For guidelines and descriptions of the types of  articles including full-length papers, brief communications and case studies, please see the Information for Authors. Be advised, that these will be research papers, not opinion pieces.
Some suggested topics include (but this is not an exhaustive list):

  • Research
  • Personnel (HR)
  • Collection Development
  • Scholarly Communication
  • Publishing
  • Licensing
  • Copyright
  • Retractions
  • Consumer Health

If you are interested, please contact Deborah Halsted at deborah.halsted at by June 30 with your proposed topic. If selected for consideration, authors will be required to submit a 200 word abstract to  by August 30, 2013.  Completed manuscripts should be submitted by February 1, 2014 and will go through the regular peer review process.   The publication date for this issue is October 2014.

Call for Papers: Journal of Consumer Health on the Internet (JCHI), Health Sitings Column

Submissions are now being accepted on an ongoing basis for the Journal of Consumer Health on the Internet (JCHI)’s newly combined column, Health Sitings.

The Health Sitings column is a merge between the two previously published columns, Health Sitings and Global Health Sitings. The column will showcase reviews of reliable, accurate and quality health information websites produced either in the US or internationally. For examples of previously published articles, click here and scroll down to the Health Sitings or Global Health Sitings section.
To view the aims and scope of JCHI, click here.

Any information professionals interested in submitting a review should contact Saori Wendy Herman, MLIS, AHIP at saori.w.yoshioka at gmail dot com. In the subject line, please enter “JCHI Health Sitings”.