Monday, November 05, 2012

Call for Papers for the Technology Column of the Journal of Hospital Librarianship

Call for Papers for the Technology Column of the Journal of Hospital Librarianship
Hello, medical librarians. Have you been simply dying to write an article for one of the leading journals in our field? Of course, you have! Have I got a deal for you (you knew that was coming, didn’t you?)! As one of the editors of the technology column of the Journal of Hospital Librarianship, I am issuing a call for papers for an upcoming issue.
Here is the scoop. I need to get the article to the journal’s chief editor by April 1, 2013. That may seem like a long way off, but it never hurts to plan ahead. And this is a great opportunity for one of you that would like to write up something innovative you have done in your library and share the nitty-gritty with your colleagues.
There is no payment for the articles, but having an article on your CV is always a good thing as is demonstrating your expertise in technology-related developments in the field of health librarianship.
Columns should be 8-10 pages in length, 12 point type, double spaced.
Original articles, only please. Submission of a manuscript to this Journal represents a certification on the part of the author(s) that this is an original work and that neither this manuscript nor a version of it has been published elsewhere.
Please submit article proposals to Hope Leman at hleman[atsign]samhealth[dot]org.
I am defining“technology” pretty liberally given that so much of what health sciences librarians do is digital/electronic. Therefore, please don’t hesitate to pitch ideas. And you don’t even have to be a hospital librarian (though the subject matter of the proposed article should be of interest to that audience).
It is good experience to write for a journal and I can safely that I am an absolutely delightful person to work with.  (But I would, wouldn't I?)
Please do consider writing an article.  Good career move and a service to your future readers.
Hope Leman, MLIS
Research Information Technologist
Center for Health Research and Quality
Samaritan Health Services
815 NW 9th Street
Corvallis, OR 97330
(541) 768-5712