About the Journal
“Medical Library Forum” (MLF) is a specialised, peer-reviewed biannual journal, published by the Medical University of Warsaw since December 2018. The idea of creating the journal emerged during the 25th Problem Conference of Medical Libraries, taking place from 12th to 14th of June, 2006 in Lublin-Kazimierz Dolny. "MLF’s" first publisher was the Medical University of Łódź, which issued the journal both online and in print. Nowadays, "MLF" is published only in digital form. Starting in 2018, all articles are published under the standardised Creative Commons licence BY-NC-ND -- a model that is free for both authors and readers (diamond open access).
“Medical Library Forum” aims to preserve the academic work of the libraries of medical universities and related institutions. Its main objective is to create a forum for exchanging ideas, experience, and solutions established in specific institutions, as well as advancing academic librarianship -– not just in the medical field.
Dear Readers, we have the pleasure to inform you that a new issue of the "Medical Library Forum" has been published. In the first issue of this year, we feature articles from libraries supporting the open access movement, that are also involved in publishing processes, a text on the visibility of equal authorship in scientific publications, and articles: about the university's integrated IT ecosystem and e-learning platforms with courses for the library profession. You will also find a report on two Erasmus+ trips to libraries in Faro (Portugal) and Sassari (Italy).
We wish you a pleasent read -- the editors of the "Medical Library Forum"
This is an open access journal 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 in this journal without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access.