Aims 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:

  • 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


Publication Frequency

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:

  1. Free, irrevocable, worldwide, perpetual access to all published materials.
  2. To copy, use, distribute, transmit and display the work on third party repositories and social media.
  3. To make and distribute derivative works in any digital medium for any non-commercial purpose.


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:,, Academia:, LinkedIn: The more people read an article, the more influence and impact factor the article gets.


Archiving Policy

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.


Editorial Independence

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.


Plagiarism Policy

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.


Article Withdrawal

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.