Health Information & Libraries Journal

Cover image for Vol. 34 Issue 3

Edited By: Maria J Grant

Impact Factor: 0.875

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2016: 49/85 (Information Science & Library Science); 49/85 (INFORMATION SCIENCE & LIBRARY SCIENCE)

Online ISSN: 1471-1842


Aims and Scope

HILJ welcomes case studies, evaluation and research report of successful practice or lessons learnt. Authors should seek to clarify the relevance of your manuscript to health knowledge services, and health information and library services workers. We welcome manuscripts in the following areas:

•       Identifying health information needs, understanding health information behaviour

•       Information retrieval in health and biomedicine

•       Information literacy for professionals and the public

•       Management of health information programmes and services

•       Mobilising health knowledge & evidence

•       Information systems design and architecture, health informatics & models of service delivery

•       Education and training of health library and information workers

•       Social care information services

•       Knowledge translation services

•       Research support services, research data management, open data, big data

•       Health and biomedical nomenclatures, vocabularies, terminologies, ontologies and taxonomies

•       Bibliometric/altmetric studies of a specific health topic, or aspect of impact

The core journal readership comprises members of the CILIP Health Libraries Group. We welcome a broad scope of submissions but encourage authors to consult with the editorial team if you need advice on whether your manuscript meets the above criteria.


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