Friday, June 29, 2012

Call for submissions for new Journal of the Medical Library Association column,"Historical Communications"

On behalf of the History Advocacy Committee (Lucretia McClure, chair; Michael Flannery; Donna Hirst) submissions for a column titled "Historical Communications" not to exceed 1500 words to appear in JMLA are now solicited.

Deadline is September 15th for publication in the April issue.

There is a limit of one table or illustration.

General Guidelines:
1) The column will contain regular, brief articles with a historical focus addressing matters of general interest to health sciences libraries. Topics should be relevant to a wide readership in both library and medical communities.
2) The column should not focus on news such as new research tools or new collections.
3) Bibliographies, book reviews, commentaries, editorials, "remember when" pieces should not be submitted.
4) Examples of topics might include history of informed consent, what HIPPA means to libraries, closing of hospital libraries, review of history of medicine libraries, historic changes in the profession (including library education).
5) All submissions should follow the JMLA Information for Authors (see including double-spaced and fully referenced. Send submissions as Word or Word compatible attachments to