Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The Journal of the Canadian Health Libraries Association / Journal de l’Association des bibliothèques de la santé du Canada (JCHLA / JABSC), formerly known as Bibliotheca Medica Canadiana (BMC), is a triannual publication dedicated to providing a voice for issues and interests shared by Canadian health science librarians and health libraries. Submissions on a wide range of topics will be considered.

 

Section Policies

Research Articles

Editors
  • Cari Merkley
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Review Articles

Editors
  • Christie Hurrell
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Program Descriptions

Editors
  • Cari Merkley
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Book Reviews

Editors
  • Nicole Askin
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Product Reviews

Editors
  • Nicole Askin
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Columns

Editors
  • Cari Merkley
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Editorial

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Comment & Opinion

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Chapter Highlights

No longer being accepted.

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News & Notes

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Features

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Editorial

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News and Notes

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Editor's message

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A word from the President

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Articles

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Reviews/Critiques

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Departments

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Reports

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Errata

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Standards

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Discussions

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Extended Abstract

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Abstracts

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Announcement

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Letters

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In Focus

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Corrigendum

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Erratum

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Reviews

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Peer Review Process

Refereed content is typically reviewed by two peer reviewers. Reviewers should have some familiarity/expertise with the topic of the article being reviewed. Reviewers will be asked to return their comments within 2-3 weeks of receiving the review. Evaluations should address such criteria as originality and currency of the topic, quality of the writing, appropriateness of methods and analysis, and presence of errors in the manuscript. Calls for peer reviewers will be sent out regularly over the CANMEDLIB listserv.

 

Publication Frequency

JCHLA is published three times a year in April, August, and December. Submissions will be accepted throughout the year, but need to be submitted at least four months in advance of the next issue's release to be considered for publication in that issue (eg. submit April 1 for publication in the August issue).

 

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.  There are no fees associated with submitting to, or publishing in, JCHLA/JABSC.

 

Archiving

This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...

 

Indexing

The Journal of the Canadian Health Libraries Association is abstracted and indexed in the following databases:

CINAHL:  Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature  

LISA:  Library and Information Science Abstracts  

Web of Science as part of the Emerging Sources Citation Index 

It is also listed in the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ).