Health Information & Libraries Journal

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Edited By: Maria J Grant

Impact Factor: 0.662

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2012: 45/85 (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

Read the latest HLG Newsletter - Volume 31, Number 1, March 2014

HILJ Special Publications

HILJ Virtual Issue

The 2013 HILJ Virtual Issue is now available online:

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.

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

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

25% off Wiley Books

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