Health Information & Libraries Journal

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Edited By: Maria J Grant

Impact Factor: 0.632

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2014: 43/85 (Information Science & Library Science)

Online ISSN: 1471-1842

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HILJ Available Free of Charge to HLG Members

We are pleased to announce a new and significant member benefit.
The Health Information and Libraries Journal (HILJ) is now available free of charge to our members.

HILJ is published quarterly in partnership with Wiley, and is the leading peer reviewed journal for those working, or interested in health and social care library and information issues. In addition to full access to all future editions members will also be able to read back copies. We hope this new benefit will support members in their continuing professional development, and encourage more people to submit articles to the journal. To access HILJ please follow this link and enter your CILIP log in details. If you have not registered on the CILIP website, or you have forgotten your password click on the register or forgot your password link. We do hope you make the most of this new benefit.

Gary Birkenhead - Chair, CILIP Health Libraries Group
Maria J Grant - Editor, Health Information and Libraries Journal

HILJ Authors Receive National Award

Congratulations to the North West Clinical Librarian Systematic Review and Evaluation Group which has been awarded the LIS Research Coalition Practitioner Researcher Excellence Award.

Members of the group published a systematic review on evaluating clinical librarian services in the March 2011 issue of the Health Information and Libraries Journal - read the article in full here:

Evaluating clinical librarian services: a systematic review
Alison Brettle, Michelle Maden-Jenkins, Lucy Anderson, Rosalind McNally, Tracey Pratchett, Jenny Tancock, Debra Thornton, Anne Web

HILJ now on Twitter!

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Health Libraries Group Newsletter

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HILJ Special Publications

HILJVirtual Issue

The 2015 HILJ Virtual Issue is now available online:

Engaging in Research: Challenges and Opportunities for Health Library and Information Professionals - A Special Virtual Issue edited by Jeannette Murphy

This virtual issue has been published to mark the EAHIL Workshop in Edinburgh in July 2015.

25 for 25: EAHIL's 25th Anniversary

To celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the European Association for Health Information and Libraries,Health Information and Libraries Journal (HILJ) is delighted to share with you a selected collection of 25 papers, representing the breadth of European writing published within HILJ.

Follow this link to read the 25 articles

Information for Authors

Check out the revised Author Guidelines

25% off Wiley Books

Wiley Author Discount Club - Available for authors of accepted papers and reviewers of articles. Go to for details.

Support for New Authors

The Health Information and Libraries Journal (HILJ) prides itself on supporting the writing activities of its author/s and has received high praise from a recent contributor:

“I found… the excellent [HILJ] reviewers' suggestions made the revision process very manageable.”
CM, Dublin

Whether you are new to writing or an experienced author, HILJ provides a supportive environment from submission through to publication.

Click here for full details of HILJ author guidelines.