Medical Library Association (MLA) members are encouraged to notify MLA Membership Services when the death of a colleague occurs. All MLA members and staff (current/former) are eligible for inclusion in the "In Memoriam" column in JMLA.
In Memoriam Author Guidelines
The JMLA In Memoriam Editors will accept author submissions from the deceased’s coworkers, family, and colleagues. If no one is available to write the column, the In Memoriam Editors will consider doing that with permission and guidance from appropriate parties.
A Memoria should be between 200 and 1,000 words in length and submitted within 6 months of the notification of the death.
The manuscript may address the person’s birth and background; education and training; experiences, contributions, and accomplishments; influences on others in the profession; and can include some personal anecdotes from colleagues or family. An image (300 dpi resolution) may also be included in the manuscript as a figure. The In Memoriam Editors can provide authors with examples of previous memoriam for reference, if needed.
The In Memoriam Editors reserve the rights to make editorial changes for style and clarity. Substantive changes or quality issues will be discussed with the authors. Memoriam may be submitted through the JMLA online submission system and should adhere to JMLA’s author guidelines.