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Call for 2022-2025 Editorial Board Members: Journal of the Medical Library Association (Deadline Thurs., June 30)

(via Alex Carroll, Vanderbilt University)

The Journal of the Medical Library Association (JMLA) seeks applicants for editorial board members for 2022-2025. In line with our commitment to equity,  we wish to use these positions to bring a greater diversity of perspectives and life experiences to our team. Individuals who identify as being from underrepresented groups within LIS publishing are strongly encouraged to apply.

The JMLA editorial board consists of individuals with diverse personal identities, professional roles, workplaces, and geographies who advise on journal processes and policies, act as journal ambassadors, and help to keep the journal at the forefront of scholarly publishing. They are health sciences librarians as well as individuals in positions adjacent to health sciences librarianship, such as other types of information professionals, healthcare workers, educators, and publishers. Editorial board members serve 3-year volunteer terms and include both Medical Library Association (MLA) members and non-members, with MLA members having the option of earning Academy of Health Information Professionals (AHIP) points.

JMLA editorial board members attend virtual editorial board meetings and communicate through the journal’s internal e-mail listserv. They represent the journal in professional spaces and solicit manuscript submissions from potential authors. They can opt to join workgroups dedicated to specific initiatives (e.g., developing new policies or programs), to serve as liaisons to MLA domain hubs, and to act as mentors to editorial interns or new peer reviewers or authors. Editorial board members are expected to stay up-to-date with new developments in scholarly publishing and to actively participate in editorial board conversations and training opportunities.

To bring a diversity of perspectives to our JMLA leadership team, we are seeking both individuals with experience in scholarly research, writing, or publishing, in addition to individuals who may not yet have first-hand publishing experience but who are curious to learn  If you have questions or recommendations of colleagues who would be particularly well-suited to serve as editorial board members, please contact Alexander Carroll, JMLA Interim Editor-in-Chief, at jmla@journals.pitt.edu. To apply for editorial board membership, please complete this form by Thursday, June 30.

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