Peer Review Process and Editorial Policies

The peer review process is single blind. Papers will be sent to review if considered suitable for the journal by JEAHIL Editorial Board. Among criteria for acceptance:  scope, quality and originality of the research and its significance to JEAHIL readership. The decision taken is final and cannot be appealed. 

Publication Frequency

The journal publishes four times per year.

Open Access Policy

This is an open access journal, licensed under a CC BY licence, which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author, but giving appropriate credit.

Authors are not charged any APCs (Article Processing Charges) or other publication fees.

Copyright Notice

Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:

a. Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) licence that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.

More information on Creative Commons here:

b. Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.

c. Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).

d. Authors are required to make sure submitted content does not infringe third-party copyright. Authors must obtain permission to reproduce any third-party material for online (and print, if applicable) publication in perpetuity. It is also the authors' responsibility to include any acknowledgements requested by copyright holders, and to mark clearly third-party material used with permission, material that has separate licensing terms, and material used under exceptions or limitations to copyright.

More information is available from the UK's Intellectual Property Office and Creative Commons.


It is not necessary to obtain permission to reuse articles published in this journal, provided that reuse is in line with the article's Creative Commons licence and attribution to the author(s) and the published article is maintained. Please note that these terms do not extend to any material that has separate licensing terms specified or any material that is identified as being the copyright of a third party. Permission to reproduce third-party material must be obtained directly from the copyright holders concerned.


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Take Down Policy

What EAHIL will do if you believe content in this journal infringes any person's rights, or applicable EU laws.

We make every effort to ensure that published content does not infringe any person's rights, or applicable EU laws.

Should you discover content in this journal that you believe to be illegal, or infringes any of your statutory rights, you may contact the Editor who will review the complaint.

On receipt of your complaint, the Editorial team will:

  1. Make an initial assessment of its validity
  2. Acknowledge receipt of the complaint by email
  3. For all but spurious complaints, cease access to the item that is subject to complaint
  4. Seek to verify your identity and authority as complainant.

When the authenticity of your complaint has been verified and the Editor has been advised that it is ostensibly legitimate, the item will be removed from public access. If it is confirmed that it does not breach any law then the item will be reinstated.

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The content of the papers published in JEAHIL represents the views of the author only and is his/her sole responsibility; it cannot be considered to reflect the views of EAHIL.

The Journal of EAHIL and editors disclaim any liability of violations of other parties' rights, or any damage incurred as a consequence to use or apply any of the contents of JEAHIL.

In submitting a paper to JEAHIL the author warrants that the article is original and has not been published or presented for publication elsewhere and that nothing in the article violates any right of privacy or infringes any intellectual property rights or other rights of any kind of any person or entity.

Journal History

JEAHIL continues the Newsletter to European Health Librarians (1987-2004).

Journal Sponsorship

  • The New England Journal of Medicine
  • Thieme Verlag
  • Wolters Kluwer


Advertising Policy

Why advertise with JEAHIL?

JEAHIL is read by a large community of librarians and information professionals working in medical and health science libraries in Europe and worldwide. The Association counts almost 1000 members from 56 countries. Each issue is regularly announced and shared in EAHIL social media (Facebook, Twitter, Forum etc.). An email is also sent by the Editor in Chief to all members with a link to Journal website where pdfs of the whole issue and of the single papers are freely available to download. JEAHIL is an e-journal.

Advertising in JEAHIL can help you reach your specialist audience!

Advertising guidelines

JEAHIL accepts advertising for products or services that are of interest to the readers of JEAHIL and fall within the areas of interest of the Association (EAHIL).  

Advertising requests are submitted for approval to JEAHIL Editorial Board who reserves the right of accepting or rejecting advertising proposals, consulting, if needed, the Executive Board of EAHIL.

Adverts should be kept separate from the published content and should not in any way be offensive or potentially damaging to the credibility of the journal.

JEAHIL does not allow advertising or sponsorship to influence editorial decisions.

Information and rates

The Journal is published in March, June, September and December in electronic format. The adv file is required not later than the first day of the month before publication (Feb 1, May 1, Aug 1, Nov 1).

Prime positions for their advertisements are available to affiliated members who book space in four consecutive online issues  in return for a prominent acknowledgement of their support for the Journal.

Three different forms of advertising are offered:

  1. advertising within the issue
  2. advertising on the journal website
  3. advertising in both issue and journal website

Specifications and rates are shown below:

  1. Advertising within the issue (rates are per issue)

    Print size & format  - Color

    Full page (A4) € 500

    1/2 page (landscape) â‚¬ 300  - 

    1/3 page € 200 

    Full page (A4) on inside front cover or in-/outside back cover: € 600

    A discount of 10% is available for a minimum of 4 ads booked at the same time. 

    2. Advertising in the Journal website

Advertisements in JEAHIL homepage will display for a period of 1 year.

Banner size: Vertical rectangle: 240x400 pixels.

The rate is € 1500

  1. Advertising in both published issues and website

A special yearly rate to advertise in the four quarterly issues and in the journal homepage (options 1 and 2 together) is € 3000. 

Affiliated membership is combined with an advertisement fee in JEAHIL. Advertising in JEAHIL for at least 1000 Euro, within an issue or on the journal website, will give free affiliated membership for one year.

More information on affiliated membership can be found on the EAHIL website page dedicated to memberships:


If you wish to advertise in the journal contact the Editor in Chief:


Privacy and Consent Policy

The data collected from registered and non-registered users of this journal falls within the scope of the standard functioning of peer-reviewed journals. It includes information that makes communication possible for the editorial process; it is used to inform readers about the authorship and editing of content; it enables collecting aggregated data on readership behaviours, as well as tracking geopolitical and social elements of scholarly communication.

This journal’s editorial team uses this data to guide its work in publishing and improving this journal. Data that will assist in developing this journal platform (Open Journal Systems – OJS) may be shared with its developer Public Knowledge Project (PKP) and with Edinburgh University Library, who provide this journal platform, in an anonymized and aggregated form, with appropriate exceptions such as article metrics. The data will not be sold by this journal or PKP nor will it be used for purposes other than those stated here.

Registered users

Users who register with this journal, including authors and peer reviewers where applicable, consent to having the personal information being stored in Edinburgh’s journal hosting platform (OJS) and processed by the platform and journal editorial teams.


Authors who make a submission to this journal consent to the personal information they supply as part of the submission being stored in Edinburgh’s journal hosting platform (OJS) and processed by the platform and journal editorial teams. Authors who make a submission have the responsibility to ensure that all contributors have read this Privacy and Consent policy and consent to having their personal information that is supplied as part of the submission process being stored in Edinburgh’s journal hosting platform (OJS) and processed by the platform and journal editorial teams. Authors published in this journal are also responsible for the human subject data that figures in the research reported in the journal.

Website visitors

Edinburgh’s journal hosting platform (OJS) collects anonymised usage log data, including IP addresses, pages visited, date visited, browser information, and geographical data. This information is not used to identify visitors personally and it is not used for any purpose other what is described here. The platform also uses cookies to manage session history and provide a better user experience – more details can be found below.

Rights of the Individual

Those involved in editing this journal seek to be compliant with industry standards for data privacy, including the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) provision for “data subject rights” that include (a) breach notification; (b) right of access; (c) the right to be forgotten; (d) data portability; and (e) privacy by design. The GDPR also allows for the recognition of “the public interest in the availability of the data,” which has a particular saliency for those involved in maintaining, with the greatest integrity possible, the public record of scholarly publishing.

All users whose details are stored in Edinburgh’s OJS installation can exercise their rights of the individual, as they are detailed in the GDPR.

If you have a user account and wish to have it deleted, please email Edinburgh University Library at

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