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Job Announcement: Journal Publisher Liaison (NLM)

The National Library of Medicine invites applications for the position of Journal Publisher Liaison. This new position will serve as a liaison to journal publishers and the principal point of contact for publishers and editors on matters of review, selection and indexing for MEDLINE, the premier biomedical database in the world.

Position responsibilities include interpreting and communicating NLM policies to high-level publishers’ representatives, organizations, and information centers in the U.S. and worldwide; providing technical consultation and support as needed to facilitate the provision of biomedical information through NLM’s indexing and other services; coordinating meetings of the Literature Selection Technical Review Committee (LSTRC), NLM’s Scientific Review Committees, responsible for selecting journals for MEDLINE; serving as technical expert on journal publishing trends and scholarly communication issues to the Scientific Review Administrator for LSTRC.

Other duties include representing the library and outside national and international publishing and scholarly communication groups; serving as a senior member of the LO management team in areas relating to the acquisition, organization, access, and preservation of the biomedical literature; advising and consulting with senior staff at NLM on MEDLINE/PubMed content and development; and staying informed about national and international trends, legislation and pending changes in intellectual property rights, research and publishing. Prepares written correspondence, reports, and news announcements to explain and publicize NLM’s policies related to the biomedical literature in MEDLINE/PubMed.

This position is located in the Office of the Associate Director, Division of Library Operations (LO), National Library of Medicine (NLM, National Institutes of Health (NIH), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). LO:  (1) selects, acquires, catalogs, and preserves biomedical publications; (2) indexes and provides access to the material; (3) furnishes reference and document delivery services; (4) prepares and publishes indexes, catalogs, and other publications for the use of the biomedical community; (5) administers national on-line biomedical information retrieval services; and (6) coordinates the National Network of Libraries of Medicine.

Complete vacancy announcement information and application instructions will be posted soon on the NLM vacancy announcement website<> at, or can be searched on<>.


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Last updated on Tuesday, Nov 8, 2016

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