Journal of the Medical Library Association (JMLA)

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&nbsp; <h2>Publication analysis</h2> <hr /> <h4>About the publication</h4> <strong>Title:</strong> <em>Journal of the Medical Library Association (JMLA)</em> <strong>ISSN</strong>: 1536-5050 (Print)[1. <em>J</em><em>ournal of the Medical Library Association, </em>Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed February 16, 2018, <a href="http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1404782616098/49383" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1404782616098/49383</a>] and 1558-9439 (Online)[2. <em>Journal of the Medical Library Association, </em>University Library System / University of Pittsburgh, accessed February 16, 2018, <a href="http://jmla.mlanet.org/ojs/jmla" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://jmla.mlanet.org/ojs/jmla</a>] <strong>Website:</strong> <a href="http://jmla.mlanet.org/ojs/jmla" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://jmla.mlanet.org/ojs/jmla</a> <strong>Purpose, objective, or mission:</strong> According to the journal'€™s website: "The <em>Journal of the Medical Library Association</em> (<em>JMLA</em>) is an international, peer-reviewed specialty journal that aims to advance the practice and research knowledgebase of health sciences librarianship."[3. "Focus and Scope," University Library System / University of Pittsburgh, accessed February 16, 2018, <a href="http://jmla.mlanet.org/ojs/jmla/about/editorialPolicies#focusAndScope" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://jmla.mlanet.org/ojs/jmla/about/editorialPolicies#focusAndScope</a>] <strong>Target audience:</strong> Instructors, practitioners, and students interested in the practice and research aspects of health sciences librarianship.[4. "Focus and Scope," University Library System / University of Pittsburgh, accessed February 16, 2018, <a href="http://jmla.mlanet.org/ojs/jmla/about/editorialPolicies#focusAndScope" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://jmla.mlanet.org/ojs/jmla/about/editorialPolicies#focusAndScope</a>] <strong>Publisher:</strong> University Library System / University of Pittsburgh.[5. <em>Journal of the Medical Library Association, </em>Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed February 16, 2018, <a href="http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1404782616098/49383" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1404782616098/49383</a>] <strong>Peer reviewed?</strong> Yes.[6. <em>Journal of the Medical Library Association, </em>Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed February 16, 2018, <a href="http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1404782616098/49383" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1404782616098/49383</a>] <strong>Type:</strong> LIS scholarly.[7. <em>Journal of the Medical Library Association, </em>Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed February 16, 2018, <a href="http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1404782616098/49383" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1404782616098/49383</a>] <strong>Medium:</strong> Print and online.[8. <em>Journal of the Medical Library Association, </em>Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed February 16, 2018, <a href="http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1404782616098/49383" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1404782616098/49383</a>] <strong>Content: </strong>This journal covers a variety of topics pertaining to health sciences librarianship, including information literacy, the information behaviors of cancer survivors, library instruction in medical education, evidence-based practice, etc.[9. <em>Journal of the Medical Library Association, </em>University Library System / University of Pittsburgh, accessed February 16, 2018, <a href="http://jmla.mlanet.org/ojs/jmla" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://jmla.mlanet.org/ojs/jmla</a>] <strong>Frequency of publication:</strong> Quarterly.[10. <em>Journal of the Medical Library Association, </em>Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed February 16, 2018, <a href="http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1404782616098/49383" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1404782616098/49383</a>] <h4>About the publication's submission guidelines</h4> <strong>Location of submission guidelines: </strong> <a href="http://jmla.mlanet.org/ojs/jmla/about/submissions#authorGuidelines" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://jmla.mlanet.org/ojs/jmla/about/submissions#authorGuidelines</a> <strong>Types of contributions accepted:</strong> The journal accepts original submissions in a variety of categories, including original investigations, case studies, systematic reviews, obituaries, commentaries, and letters to the editor.[11. "Author Guidelines," University Library System / University of Pittsburgh, accessed February 16, 2018, <a href="http://jmla.mlanet.org/ojs/jmla/about/submissions#authorGuidelines" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://jmla.mlanet.org/ojs/jmla/about/submissions#authorGuidelines</a>] <strong>Submission and review process:</strong> Each category has different requirements or guidelines for authors to follow concerning length and format, among other criteria. For example, an original investigation should be a maximum of 5,000 words and contain the following sections: an abstract (which is a maximum of 250 words), introduction, methods, results, and discussion.[12. "Author Guidelines," University Library System / University of Pittsburgh, accessed February 16, 2018, <a href="http://jmla.mlanet.org/ojs/jmla/about/submissions#authorGuidelines" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://jmla.mlanet.org/ojs/jmla/about/submissions#authorGuidelines</a>] <em>JMLA</em> uses a double-blind peer review process, which takes up to eight weeks from the time of submission.[13. "Peer Review Process," University Library System / University of Pittsburgh, accessed February 16, 2018, <a href="http://jmla.mlanet.org/ojs/jmla/about/editorialPolicies#peerReviewProcess" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://jmla.mlanet.org/ojs/jmla/about/editorialPolicies#peerReviewProcess</a>] <strong>Editorial tone:</strong> Scholarly.[14. <em>Journal of the Medical Library Association, </em>Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed February 16, 2018, <a href="http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1404782616098/49383" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1404782616098/49383</a>] <strong>Style guide used:</strong> The journal uses several style guides, including the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors' <a href="http://www.icmje.org/recommendations/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals</a>; the <em><a href="http://www.mlanet.org/page/style-manual" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Medical Library Association (MLA) Style Manual</a>;</em><a href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK7256/" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><em>Citing Medicine: The NLM Style Guide for Authors, Editors, and Publishers,</em> 2nd edition</a>; the latest edition of the<em> Chicago Manual of Style</em>; and the latest edition of <em>Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary.</em>[15. "Author Guidelines," University Library System / University of Pittsburgh, accessed February 16, 2018, <a href="http://jmla.mlanet.org/ojs/jmla/about/submissions#authorGuidelines" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://jmla.mlanet.org/ojs/jmla/about/submissions#authorGuidelines</a>] <h4>Conclusion: Evaluation of publication's potential for LIS authors</h4> The <em>JMLA</em> is arguably the premier medical librarianship journal. Additionally, the organization for which it is named dates back to 1898 and "is the second oldest special library association in the United States."[16. "Medical Library Association Archives 1898-2002," U.S. National Library of Medicine, accessed February 16, 2018, <a href="https://oculus.nlm.nih.gov/cgi/f/findaid/findaid-idx?c=nlmfindaid;idno=mla" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://oculus.nlm.nih.gov/cgi/f/findaid/findaid-idx?c=nlmfindaid;idno=mla</a>] Authors looking to establish themselves in the field of health sciences librarianship should seriously consider submitting to the <em>JMLA</em><em>.</em> <h2>Audience analysis</h2> <hr /> <h4>About the publication's readers</h4> <strong>Publication circulation:</strong> Although exact circulation numbers are unavailable, the Medical Library Association "currently has more than 4,000 health sciences information professional members and partners worldwide."[17. "Medical Library Association," American Psychological Association, accessed February 16, 2018, <a href="http://www.apa.org/pubs/databases/news/2011/08/medical-library-association.aspx" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://www.apa.org/pubs/databases/news/2011/08/medical-library-association.aspx</a>] <strong>Audience location and language or cultural considerations:</strong> International,[18. "Focus and Scope," University Library System / University of Pittsburgh, accessed February 16, 2018, <a href="http://jmla.mlanet.org/ojs/jmla/about/editorialPolicies#focusAndScope" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://jmla.mlanet.org/ojs/jmla/about/editorialPolicies#focusAndScope</a>] although the journal is based in the U.S. and is published in English.[19. <em>Journal of the Medical Library Association, </em>Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed February 16, 2018, <a href="http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1404782616098/49383" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1404782616098/49383</a>] <strong>Reader characteristics:</strong> Most readers are likely to be members of the Medical Library Association (MLA) and thus, are professionals or students within the medical librarianship field. At the very least, readers are interested in medical librarianship and will expect articles that are up-to-date with the latest advancements in the field.[20. "Focus and Scope," University Library System / University of Pittsburgh, accessed February 16, 2018, <a href="http://jmla.mlanet.org/ojs/jmla/about/editorialPolicies#focusAndScope" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://jmla.mlanet.org/ojs/jmla/about/editorialPolicies#focusAndScope</a>] <strong>Knowledge of LIS subject matter:</strong> Readers of the journal will likely have a background in LIS with specific knowledge within the medical LIS field.[21. "Focus and Scope," University Library System / University of Pittsburgh, accessed February 16, 2018, <a href="http://jmla.mlanet.org/ojs/jmla/about/editorialPolicies#focusAndScope" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://jmla.mlanet.org/ojs/jmla/about/editorialPolicies#focusAndScope</a>] <h4>Conclusion: Analysis of reader characteristics and their potential impact on authors</h4> The audience for this publication is interested in original, cutting-edge research pertinent to the specialized field of medical librarianship. Additionally, readers will expects articles which are technical in nature and scholarly in tone. Thus, authors should possess specialized technical knowledge of medical librarianship and ideally, have professional experience within this field. <strong>Last updated:</strong> February 16, 2018 <hr /> <h4>References</h4>
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