Health Information & Libraries Journal
© Health Libraries Group.
Edited By: Maria J Grant
Impact Factor: 0.889
ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2011: 33/83 (Information Science & Library Science)
Online ISSN: 1471-1842
Recently Published Issues
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 Webb
'Dissertations into Practice' - New Regular Feature
'Dissertations into Practice' is to be the new regular feature in the Health Information and Libraries Journal (HILJ).
Edited by Audrey Marshall, University of Brighton, the thinking behind the feature - which will appear in HILJ from March 2012 - is twofold: to encourage students and young professionals to write for publication and to highlight the potential impact of student research for practice. Co-written with their dissertation or workplace supervisor, the feature will include an extended abstract accompanied by an outline of the methods used and commentary on the implications for practice.
If you are a student or supervisor for this type of project, please get in touch with Audrey to explore how your project might feature in a future issue of HILJ.
Tel.: +44 (0) 1273 642420
HILJ now on Twitter!
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Health Libraries Group Newsletter
Read the latest HLG Newsletter - Volume 30, Number 1, March 2013
HILJ Special Publications
Patient Information Comes of Age
A Special Virtual Issue edited by Jeannette Murphy
This virtual issue (VI) has been assembled to coincide with the 8th Annual Patient Information Conference 2013 organised by the UK Patient Information Forum (PiF). The conference theme ‘Information and support – a service in its own right’ is a response to policy documents and initiatives in both Scotland and England which signal the coming of age of patient/consumer information. The VI consists of a collection of free articles and addresses the question ‘What can health science librarians do to ensure that the public are able to find, appraise and use health information?’ This material provides research evidence, and examples of the types of initiatives librarians have undertaken to make information a health and care service in its own right. Two recurrent messages are that health science librarians need to form partnerships with healthcare providers and they have a role to play in improving health literacy skills.
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.
Enhancing Your Chances of Your Manuscript Being Accepted: HLG Conference Workshop
As the official journal of the Health Libraries Group (HLG), the Health Information and Libraries Journal was delighted to facilitate a workshop on writing for publication at this years HLG conference.
Enhancing Your Chances of Your Manuscript Being Accepted for Publication was lead by Maria Grant, Editor of the journal, and the workshop combined advice with writing with activities to lead participants through the process of prioritising and summarising writing ideas.
Click here to view the workshop slides online.
Information for Authors
Check out the revised Author Guidelines
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Wiley Author Discount Club - Available for authors of accepted papers and reviewers of articles. Go to www.wiley.com/go/authordiscount for details.
NIH Public Access Mandate
For those interested in the Wiley-Blackwell policy on the NIH Public Access Mandate, please visit our policy statement.
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.”
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.