Full Title: Journal of Medical Library and Information Science
Title Abbreviation: J Med Libr Inf Sci
Owner & Publisher: Scientific Resources Management, Central Library & Archives
Vice-Chancellor of Research Affairs
Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences
Co-Publisher: Qalam Gostaran Pajouhesh Company Ltd.
Chairman: Prof. Abbas Haghparast
Editor-in-Chief: Dr. Maryam Shekofteh
Journal Manager: Naser Vazifehshenas
Country of Publication: Iran
Publication Start Year: 1 July 2020
Publication Type: Continuous
Broad Subject Term(s): Medical Library and Information Science
The "Journal of Medical Library and Information Science" (JMLIS), founded in 2020, is an international, scientific, and peer-reviewed journal of interest to researchers and students in the Medical Library and Information Science (MLIS) and related topics. The journal articles were published according to the Continuous Article Publishing model from July 1, 2020. JMLIS aims to advance the knowledge and practice of medical librarians and health information specialties. It is also intended to enhance communication among students, educators, medical librarians, policy and decision-makers, administrators, and health professionals in the research and health information systems. The JMLIS welcomes high-quality articles that seek to improve the quality of medical libraries and health information services to health professionals, as well as the general public.
Focus and Scope
The scope of this journal (JMLIS) encompasses all aspects of Medical Library and Information Science and related areas including but not limited to:
Open Access Policy
The JMLIS supports open access publishing. Published articles are freely accessible to the public. Users are free to copy and redistribute the published articles in any medium and format but need to provide the appropriate citation in their works.
This Journal and its contents is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.
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.
Plagiarism refers to when the author(s) present the others' works (data, words, or theories) as his/her own. Moreover, when an author reuses portions of his/her own previously published works in a new one without properly citing the original work, it is called self-plagiarism. It is also referred to as duplicate or multiple publications. Self-plagiarism may range from publishing the same article in another journal to 'salami-slicing', which is publishing parts of a study in multiple papers instead of providing the full story in a single paper.
The editorial team/reviewers of the 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 or after publication, the Journal will act according to COPE’s code of conduct (https://publicationethics.org) and Flowcharts (https://publicationethics.org/guidance/Flowcharts).