About the Journal

Editorial Board

Founding Editor & Publisher

Gunther Eysenbach, MD, MPH, FACMI

Adjunct Professor, School of Health Information Science, University of Victoria (Canada)

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Editorial Board Members/Section Editors:

Lorraine Buis, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine, University of Michigan (USA)

Alison Calear, PhD, Associate Professor, Centre for Mental Health Research, Research School of Population Health, The Australian National University, Canberra (Australia)

Josip Car, MD, PhD, DIC, FRCP Edin, FFPH, Director, Centre for Population Health Sciences, LKC School of Medicine, Imperial College London (UK) and Nanyang Technological University (Singapore)

Enrico Coiera, MB, BS, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, University College London (UK)

Theodore Cosco, PhD, Professor, Faculty of Medicine, Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Computer Science University of New South Wales, Sydney (Australia)

Christiane Eichenberg, Prof Dr, Leader of the Institute for Psychosomatics, Medical Faculty, Sigmund Freud University, Vienna (Austria)

Khaled El Emam, PhD, Canada Research Chair in Electronic Health Information, University of Ottawa (Canada)

Luis Fernandez Luque, PhD, eHealth Researcher, Qatar Computing Research Institute HBKU Qatar Foundation; Co-founder and Scientific Advisor, Salumedia (Qatar)

Mircea Focsa MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Medical Informatics and Biostatistics Department, Victor Babes University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Timisoara (Romania)

Joshua Fogel, PhD, Professor, Department of Business Management, Brooklyn College of the City University of New York (USA)

Chris Gibbons, PhD, NIHR Research Fellow at Cambridge Centre for Health Services Research; Director of Health Assessment and Innovation at The Psychometrics Centre, University of Cambridge (UK)

Thomas K. Houston, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Medicine Scientist, Center for Outcomes and Effectiveness Research and Education University of Alabama - Birmingham (USA)

Spyros Kitsiou, PhD, Assistant Professor and Director of the mHealth Innovation Lab, Department of Biomedical and Health Information Sciences, University of Illinois at Chicago (USA)

Tijn Kool, MD, PhD, Senior Researcher, Radboud University Medical Center (Netherlands)

Vasileios Lampos, PhD, Principal Research Fellow, Department of Computer Science, University College London (UK)

Anne Moorhead, PhD, Lecturer in Health and Interpersonal Communication, University of Ulster (UK)

Elizabeth Murnane, PhD, Postdoctoral Scholar in Computer Science, Stanford University (USA)

John Powell, MA, MB, BChir, MSc, PhD, MRCPsych, MFPHM, Clinical Senior Lecturer, Section of Public Health and Epidemiology, Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick (UK)

Lorainne Tudor Car, MD MSc PhD, Assistant Professor of Evidence Based Medicine, LKC School of Medicine, Imperial College London (UK) and Nanyang Technological University (Singapore)

Paul Wicks, PhD, Vice President of Innovation, PatientsLikeMe (USA)

Jeremy Wyatt DM, FRCP, MB, BS, Leadership Chair in eHealth Research, University of Leeds (UK)

Bo Xie, PhD, Professor, School of Nursing and School of Information, The University of Texas at Austin (USA)

Peng Zhang, PhD, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Computer Science, Vanderbilt University (USA)

Join the Editorial Board

FAQ Article How to become an EB member

We are currently looking to expand our editorial board. To apply as subject editor specifically for JMIR, please go to this application form. You should hold a PhD or similar higher degree and have a publication track record (h-index>8) and ideally academic editing experience. 

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 above.

Guest Editors

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 (eg, 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 budgeted 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 be published in a supplement, with selected full papers published later in a theme issue or in regular JMIR issues.