Levy Library Press and International Journal of Health Advocacy and Education
The Levy Library at the Icahn School of Medicine is seeking funding to support the establishment of a Levy Library Press that will host a new open access international journal that will publish inter-professional research, case studies, and other scholarly articles focused on health advocacy and education and will serve as a knowledge hub in these areas. The journal will not charge authors or users and all content will be freely available online. Group authorship across at least two health professions will be required for submission to the journal, and particular attention will be devoted to submissions by students and trainees. Inter-professional education (IPE) is a cornerstone of outstanding clinical care and a critical element in high quality health professions education. An open access, rigorous peer-reviewed journal specifically geared towards IPE, and open to publishing evidence-based research as well as best practices and evolving curricula, will be an important resource for disseminating IPE more broadly as it continues to rapidly evolve. It will be especially important in resource poor communities and countries. The journal and press will be led and managed by the Mount Sinai Health System librarians. This will enable them to work together and partner with various departments within Mount Sinai Health System and promote their involvement in the overall institutional health education, scientific and research efforts. The journal will also serve as a health literacy vehicle offering free, vetted and reliable knowledge to communities around the world led by professional faculty members and medical librarians.