FOUNDING EDITOR & PUBLISHER
Gunther Eysenbach, MD MPH
Senior Scientist, Centre for Global eHealth Innovation
Division of Medical Decision Making and Health Care Research;
Tecnha Institute and Toronto General Research Institute of the UHN;
Professor, Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation (iHPME), University of Toronto, Canada
email: (do not use email for submissions - submissions are only accepted via our web-based submission system)
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The editorial board is currently being reorganized, with the new EB members taking on a more active role in screening submissions, assigning peer-reviewers, and guiding manuscripts through the peer-review process. If you are interested in serving on the editorial board, please read the notes at the bottom of this page.
Enrico Coiera MB BS PhD,
Professor, Faculty of Medicine, Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Computer Science
University of New South Wales, Sydney
Khaled El Emam Ph.D
Canada Research Chair in Electronic Health Information
University of Ottawa
Joshua Fogel, PhD
Department of Business Management
Brooklyn College of the City University of New York
Thomas K. Houston, M.D., MPH
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Scientist, Center for Outcomes and Effectiveness Research and Education
University of Alabama - Birmingham
Anne Moorehead, PhD,
Lecturer in Health and Interpersonal Communication,
University of Ulster
John Powell MA MB BChir MSc PhD MRCPsych MFPHM
Clinical Senior Lecturer, Section of Public Health and Epidemiology,
Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick
Jim Till, Ph.D.
University of Toronto c/o Ontario Cancer Institute
University Health Network, Toronto
Jeremy Wyatt DM, FRCP, MB, BS
Leadership chair in eHealth research
University of Leeds
FORMER EB MEMBERS & ADVISORS
Richard J Appleyard, Ph.D., BA (Oxon)
Director of Disability Informatics, Oregon Institute on Disability and Development; Assistant Professor, Dept Medical Informatics & Clinical Epidemiology,
Oregon Health & Science University
Alejandro (Alex) R. Jadad MD, DPhil, FRCPC
Professor, Departments of Anaesthesia, and Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, Faculty of Medicine, and Faculty of Information Studies, University of Toronto
Vincenzo Della Mea, Ph.D.
Inst. of Pathology, University of Udine
John M. Grohol, Psy.D.
International Society for Mental Health Online
Stephen Keevil, MA(Oxon), MSc, Ph.D.
Department of Radiological Sciences
The Guy's, King's and St Thomas' School of Medicine, London
John Mack, MS, Mphil
President and Co-founder,
Internet Healthcare Coalition
Helga E. Rippen, M.D., Ph.D., MPH
Director, Science and Technology Policy Institute, RAND
Ahmad Risk, M.D.
Roberto J. Rodrigues M.D.
Consultant, fmr. Coordinator, Health Services Information Systems Program,
Division of Health Systems and Services Development
Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization, Washington
Nicolas P. Terry J.D.
Professor of Law and Co-Director, Center for Health Law Studies,
Saint Louis University
J.W. Hans van der Slikke, M.D. Ph.D.
Obstetrician/Gynaecologist, Vrije Universiteit Medical Centre, Amsterdam,
Medical Director OBGYN.net
Chairman Society for the Internet in Medicine,
Lee M Ritterband PhD
Associate Professor, University of Virginia Health System
Department of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences,
Behavioral Health and Technology
Andre Kushniruk Ph.D.
Director, School of Health Information Science
University of Victoria
We are constantly looking for experienced, detail-oriented copyeditors (technical editors) to edit/clean manuscripts, query authors, and bring manuscripts into AMA/JMIR style. As we are using an innovative web-based reference checking software (OrangeX), we need you to be comfortable to use web-based tools during editing. Please only apply if you are reliable, have an extensive experience in editing medical manuscripts according to AMA Style, if you have a good understanding of how statistics in medicine should be reported, and if you are comfortable using web-based software.
To expand our technical team we are interested in receiving CVs and applications from hands-on, Web 2.0 savvy php-developers with an interest in academic publishing and multimedia production, who can help us to take our scholarly communication projects to the next level. Publisher:
JMIR Publications Inc., 50 Winners Circle, Toronto, Ontario M4L 3Y7, Canada Editorial Office:
Dr. Gunther Eysenbach, 439 University Ave, suite 520, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1Y8, Canada. Acknowledgements
The Journal of Medical Internet Research started as an independent non-profit academic project, by eHealth researchers for eHealth researchers, without involvement of any major publishers. We are convinced that the Internet opens novel ways to publish and peer-review scholarly work independently from any of the large publishing houses, and this Journal is a living example. We also think that research work should remain the property of the creator and be distributed under an Open Access model (as opposed to researchers signing away the copyright of their work). The Journal of Medical Internet Research is supported by the individual grants held by the researchers who publish in JMIR (through the Article Processing Fees) as well as through a network of individual and institutional members
forming a "Network of Excellence in eHealth Research" and supporting this unique knowledge dissemination project. Please consider to join the network to support JMIR. We thank the Open Society Institute
and Soros Foundation
for two small grants to support publication of works from authors from less developed countries (unfortunately, this program has ended), as well as the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council
for two further grants (which also have ended).
The Journal of Medical Internet Research had been made possible with initial support of Symposion Publishing
, Duesseldorf, in particular with support of Dr. Niklas Stiller and Klaus Wrede. From 2000-2001 the Journal was published and hosted by the University of Heidelberg, Dept. of Clinical Social Medicine.
Since May 2002, the Journal is hosted at the University Health Network
, Centre for Global eHealth Innovation, Toronto, Canada.
Information for potential peer reviewers, editorial board members and guest editors
Editorial board membersEditorial board members serve as "associate editors" (also called section editor) to guide manuscripts in their area or interest through peer-review.
If you are interested to serve, send a brief email to the editor (email address see above), stating the subject area you are most interested/experienced in. Enclose a full list of publications, a list of funded research as principal investigator, and activities as editorial board member or referee for other journals or research programs. Simultaneous membership of editorial boards of other journals or newsletters closely related to the area of Internet and Medicine must be disclosed.We usually expect that EB members have at least reviewed 2 papers for JMIR and authored/published at least 1 paper in JMIR.
Peer-reviewers wanted !
We are actively looking for peer-reviewers from all specialties. Peer-reviewers should be experienced researchers who have published Medline-indexed peer-reviewed papers before. If you want to be added to our peer-reviewers database, please log-in (if you have already an account) or register as a user in our web-based manuscript tracking system. Or check the "Open Peer-review" section for articles currently under open review.
Note that all corresponding authors of published JMIR articles are automatically added to our peer-reviewers database and may occasionally be invited to comment on articles related to their subject area.
We are also constantly looking for guest editors who wish to compile a theme issue on a special subtopic (for example: electronic publishing, telemedicine, quality of health information, patient education, decision-support, Internet in psychiatry).
This may be particularly interesting for workshop and conference organizers putting together a grant-funded event (e.g. with invited experts) on an eHealth-related topic. JMIR can then be used as a dissemination vehicle (Funding through grants or other sources is usually required and should be bidgeted for in grant proposals. Letters of support are available from the JMIR editor. Note that granting agencies such as NLM or CIHR usually want to see some sort of knowledge translation activities in workshop proposals, and have in the past funded the JMIR APFs).
The task of the guest editor(s) is generally
- to solicit manuscripts from colleagues concerning the selected topic,
- to select peer-reviewers for incoming manuscripts,
- to make decisions (together with the editorial board) on article revisions and acceptance, and
- to write an editorial for the theme issue
- to secure funding to sponsor the APFs for published papers (usually in the $10-20k range).
Alternately, the abstracts of the conference may published in a supplement, with selected full papers published later in a theme issue or in regular JMIR issues.
Societies and associations affiliated with JMIR
As the field is rapidly expanding, many national and international organisations are currently being created, dealing with the social and medical issues covered by this journal. We are constantly seeking to establish more formal links with societies, associations, or other entities, particularly those who are active in the field of medical informatics, consumer health informatics, or eHealth, or related social sciences, by inviting them to become affiliated with the Journal of Medical Internet Research.
The Journal of Medical Internet Research can for example enhance the attractiveness of becoming member in your society/association, by offering discounted article processing fees for association members.
If desired, representatives from affiliated societies may become Associate Editors, coordinating submissions from the society, compiling special sections of the journal or taking part in the general editorial and peer-reviewing processes and decisions.
The affiliation of the Journal of Medical Internet Research with the society may also be made visible by introducing a new subtitle "Official Journal of the Society ... / Association for ....".
Individuals interested in discussing any of these arrangements should contact the editor-in-chief with information about your position within the society, information about the mission of the society, number of members, and which affiliation model you would favor. We are also open to new ideas of collaboration and partnerships.