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As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  • Authors who make a submission to this journal must ensure they have read our Privacy and Consent Policy, and agree to its terms.
  • Copyright permission has been attained for the use of any quotations, images etc not covered by fair usage. Authors are required to make sure submitted content does not infringe 3rd party copyright. More information from the Intellectual Property Office here: http://www.ipo.gov.uk/types/copy.htm

  • Where available, DOIs or URLs for the references have been provided.

JEAHIL is the official Journal of the European Association for Health Information and Libraries (EAHIL). It publishes original articles, reviews, theme issues and brief communications in the field of health information and libraries. It also publishes news from EAHIL and from other medical library associations, meeting reports, product reviews, opinion and discussion papers and news items. No article submission/processing charges apply to authors. The aim of the European Association for Health Information and Libraries is to unite and motivate librarians and information officers working in medical and health science libraries in Europe. EAHIL encourages professional development, improves cooperation and enables exchanges of experience amongst its members.

EAHIL-Policy-Statements (pdf)

Instructions to authors (pdf)

Manuscript submission

Manuscripts should be submitted by the corresponding author online using the "Make a submission" button or by email to the Chief Editor, Federica Napolitani, accompanied by a presentation letter. Articles presented for publication on JEAHIL must be original and will be submitted to qualified referees before publication. At present, articles are reviewed mainly by the members of the editorial board. Papers in monographic issues are reviewed by the guest editors. The peer review process is single blind. Authors of submitted papers must accept editing and reuse of published material by EAHIL including electronic publishing on the EAHIL website. Reproduction of articles or part of them should be previously authorized.

Manuscript preparation

  • Manuscripts should be written in good English and as concisely as possible to allow a clear understanding of the text. They should be typed double-spaced and with wide margins, font Times New Roman, size 12 points.
  • The title should be followed by the complete name of the Authors, by their affiliation in English (town and country included) and the e-mail address of the corresponding author.
  • The recommended length for original articles is about 1000-2000 words (4-8 A4 pages) with no more than 20-25 references.
  • Original articles should be accompanied by an abstract of up to 120 words and should also include keywords, up to a maximum number of five MeSH terms.
  • Avoid numbering in titles and subtitles; write titles in bold, subtitles in italics. Latin or foreign words should be in italics.
  • Abbreviations should be spelled out in full the first time they occur in the text, followed by the shortened term in parentheses.
  • All references in the text must be numbered in brackets and listed at the end of the article. They should be written in Vancouver style according to Uniform Requirements for Manuscript Submitted to Biomedical Journals.
  • Extended quotations and illustrations previously published should be authorized for reproduction in JEAHIL by the Authors and previous Publisher.

Tables and figures

Tables and figures should always be accompanied by a legend, and be understandable without reference to the text. Numbered in Arabic numerals they should be cited in the text in round brackets and be of appropriate size for reproduction.

Submission in electronic format

All manuscripts should be submitted together with an accompanying letter in electronic format. The text should be written in Word or RTF format. Figures and photos (in separate files) should be saved in JPEG, GIF or TIFF and have a resolution of at least 300 dpi.

Please note

These Instructions to Authors are in accordance with the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals, published by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (www.icmje.org).

Whilst the Editorial Board endeavors to obtain items of interest, the facts and opinions expressed in those articles are the responsibility of the authors concerned. They do not necessarily reflect the policies and opinions of EAHIL.