Gunther Eysenbach, MD MPH, founding editor and publisher of the Journal of Medical Internet Research (JMIR) has been honored with the first Public Knowledge Project Community Contribution Award for editors, for the significant contributions he and his epublishing and open access research group at the Centre for Global eHealth Innovation made to open science and open access publishing.
The award was given at the PKP Scholarly Publishing Conference in Vancouver, July 2009, by John Willinsky, initiator of the PKP (Public Knowledge Project). Contributions of the JMIR group include not only major code development over the past 7 years, laying the foundation for many OJS plugins as well as the Lemon8 XML typesetting software, but also leadership, advocacy, innovation, and excellence in open science, reflected by the prominent standing of JMIR as one of the leading independent open access journals. Eysenbach is a leading advocate for openness in science & medicine and also a founding member of the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association.
(for more info and to comment on this, see Dr Eysenbach's blog)