Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

All the required information can be found on the web site and most of your questions will be answered in the links provided in the "quick access". However, frequently asked questions are listed and answered in this section. If you cannot find the answer to your question on the web site and in the FAQ page, please feel free to contact us.


- How can I become a member?

You may go to the “register” tab and fill the form, then click  at the end of the page to complete your registration. A welcome email will be sent to you immediately.


- I have forgotten my password, what should I do?

Please go to the login page and click on "forgot your password?" link. A page will open, you should enter the email with which you have registered on the site and press , an email will be sent to you. Follow the instructions in the email to reset your password.


- How do I submit my manuscript?

You need to be a member to be able to submit a manuscript. After making sure that you have prepared your manuscript according to Author Guidelines of the journal, please log on to the web site using your username and password. In your user home page click on "Make a submission" on the right side of the screen.


- I have logged in but there is no "Make a Submission" link in my user home, what should I do?

Click on your ID at the top right corner of the page then select "Edit Profile". In your Profile, go to the "Roles" tab and check the box next to your author role and click save. You can then go to submissions via the column on the left, and click on "Make a Submission".


- How much does publishing a paper cost?

For providing researchers with Open Access and freely available contents publishing an article in JMLIS no fees or article processing charges is received from the author(s) for article submission, review, or publication in this journal.


- I have been asked to revise my manuscript, how much time do I have?

Authors are asked to submit their revised manuscripts within 2 weeks of receiving the request.


- Where should I submit my revised manuscript?

You should log in with your username and password, in your submission page you will find a table containing information of your active submission(s). For uploading your revised version click on the View of your manuscript and upload your revised manuscript in the Revisions provided for this purpose.


- I have uploaded my revised manuscript but the status of my submission has not changed, what should I do?

The status of your submission will not change after submitting the revised version. However, if you have uploaded the revised manuscript properly (please make sure you click upload after browsing the file), it will be sent to the reviewers. If there is a need for further revision, you will be notified by email.


- What is the Aim and Scope of this journal?

" Journal of Medical Library and Information Science (JMLIS)" is an international, Open Access, peer-reviewed, continuously published journal dedicated to improving the quality of library and increasing the knowledge in the field of Medical Library and Information Science by publishing high quality articles. The journal supports the following types of articles:

  • Original/Research article
  • Review Articles
  • Commentary
  • Letter to the editor
  • Case Report

The scope of this journal (JMLIS) encompasses all aspects of Medical Library and Information Science and related areas including but not limited to:

  • Educating medical librarians/ health information professionals
  • Information and communication technology in medical libraries/health information
  • Standards in health information/medical libraries
  • Infotherapy and bibliotherapy
  • Disaster and health/medical libraries
  • Collection development, reference services, management and evaluation of medical libraries
  • Knowledge management in medical libraries and other health information organization
  • Evidence-based medical databases
  • Medical information retrieval, storage, and dissemination
  • Bibliometrics, scientometrics, webometrics and altmetrics studies in medical sciences
  • Thesaurus and ontology in the health systems
  • Data mining and text mining in medical libraries/databases and health systems
  • The impact of information in all aspects of health sciences and medical professions
  • Medical informatics/ health information management/ health information economy
  • All aspects of research, publishing, and scholarly communication in medical sciences
  • Clinical librarianship, clinical informationist, Consumer studies such as health information literacy, e-Health literacy, clinical/health information needs, clinical/health information behavior, user and patient education


- How frequently is this journal published?

This journal is published continuously. Compared to the conventional periodical publication format, in continuous publication, articles will receive a page number and are published continuously immediately after acceptance and proof editing. Therefore, the time interval between acceptance and publication is completely eliminated.


- How can I become a reviewer for this journal?

Please tick the box next to your reviewer role upon registration. If you are already registered and logged in, click on your ID at the top right corner of the page then select "View Profile". In your profile, go to the "Roles" tab and check the box next to your Reviewer role and save.