Focus and Scope
" 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:
The scope of this journal (JMLIS) encompasses all aspects of Medical Library and Information Science and related areas including but not limited to:
All accepted articles will be published continuously from the beginning of 2020 in order to increase its visibility and possibility of citation. 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.
Open Access Policy
Since making research freely available supports a greater global exchange of knowledge, "Archives of Journal of Medical Library and Information Science" provides immediate open access to its content and its contents is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.
Copyright Notice Policy
The authors are required to grant the journal an exclusive license for open access publication of their articles with a Creative Commons attribution license CC BY-NC-ND, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided that the original work is properly cited.
Based on this license, under the condition of proper citation, "Journal of Medical Library & Information Science (JMLIS)" grants to all users the following rights:
Visibility Concerns after Publications
Authors are encouraged to add hyperlinks to their articles in their web pages and social networks. We encourage authors to deposit a PDF version of their papers to international Open Access repositories/archives in their field (e.g., E-LIS: http://eprints.rclis.org, ResearchGate:www.researchgate.net, Academia: www.academia.edu, LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com). The more people read an article, the more influence and impact factor the article gets.
All published papers in JMLIS Journal will be submitted and archived under PKP Preservation Network (PKP PN), LOCKSS and CLOCKSS systems have permission to collect, preserve, and serve this Archival Unit.
The editor in chief makes the final decision regarding publication or rejection of the submitted articles without interference of its owner (Scientific Resources Management, Central Library & Archives) or economic interests.
When an author tries to present the work of someone else as his or her own, it is called plagiarism. In addition, when an author uses a considerable portion of his or her own previously published work in a new one without properly citing the reference, it is called a duplicate publication sometimes also referred to as self-plagiarism. This may range from publishing the same article in another journal to 'salami-slicing', which is adding little new data to the previous article.
The editorial team/reviewers of "Journal of Medical Library & Information Science (JMLIS)" will check the submitted manuscripts for plagiarism twice (once after submission and once before publication) using available plagiarism detection software such as iThenticate. If suspected plagiarism is found in an article either before (by reviewers or editorial team) or after (by readers) publication, JMLIS will act according to COPE's code of conduct and flowcharts.
Delay for Submitting the Revisions by Author
Please note that the manuscript will be archived if the authors do not submit a revised version within 3 months of receiving the request for revision.
Additionally, if a revised version is submitted after the end of the three-month period and acceptable reasons are provided for the delay, re-activation of the submission will depend on the decision of the editorial board.
Author(s) should note that they can withdraw their articles before being sent for peer review or when they are returned to them for making changes (minor or major revisions required), and not when they are under peer review. Unless that round of peer review (and not the total duration) for the article has exceeded the maximum duration of the peer review process stated on the website (6 weeks).
Articles can only be withdrawn before their acceptance, except in cases that contain errors or have been accidentally submitted twice. Occasionally, articles may represent infringements of professional ethical codes, such as multiple submission, bogus claims of authorship, plagiarism, fraudulent use of data, or the like.
Articles that include errors, or are duplicates of or very similar to other published article(s) or are determined to violate the journals' publishing ethics guidelines in the view of the editors, may be withdrawn.
For this purpose, a withdrawal letter must be emailed to the editorial office indicating the decision to withdraw and explaining the reason for withdrawal signed the corresponding author and the submitting individuals' signature.