Full Title:                                    Journal of Medical Library and Information Science

Title Abbreviation:                  J Med Libr Inf Sci

ISSN:                                           2717-3011

Rank:                                          Scientific-Research rank with the approval of the Medical Sciences Journals Commission of the Islamic Republic of Iran

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

Language:                                 English

Country of Publication:         Iran

Publication Start Year:          1 July 2020

Publication Type:                    Continuous

Broad Subject Term(s):          Medical Library and Information Science

Indexed/Abstracted in:         Google Scholar, Magiran

Social Networks:                     Instagram, LinkedIn



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 that has the scientific-research rank with the approval of the Medical Sciences Journals Commission of the Islamic Republic of Iran since 2022/03/14. 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:

  • 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

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 policy

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).