About the Journal

Editorial Board

Founding Editor and Publisher

Gunther Eysenbach, MD, MPH, FACMI

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

email: (do not use email for submissions - submissions are only accepted via our web-based submission system)

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The Journal of Medical Internet Research is seeking a co-Editor-in-Chief to work with Dr Eysenbach and contribute to the journal's success and impact. Interested applicants can read more here

Editorial Board Members/Section Editors

Join the Editorial Board

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. 

Corey Basch, Ed.D., M.P.H., CHES, Professor and Department Chair, Public Health, William Paterson University (USA)

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, Professor, Director, Centre for Health Informatics, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Macquarie University (Australia)

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)

Jiban Khuntia, PhD, Associate Professor of Information Systems; Director, Health Administration, Research Consortium, Business School, University of Colorado (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)

Terika McCall, PhD, MPH, MBA, Assistant Professor, Division of Health Informatics, Department of Biostatistics, Yale School of Public Health; Director, Consumer Health Informatics Lab, Yale Center for Medical Informatics, Yale School of Medicine, Yale University 

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

Elizabeth Murnane, PhD, Assistant Professor of Engineering, Dartmouth College (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) 

S. Raquel Ramos, PhD, MBA, MSN, FNP, FNYAM, Associate Professor, School of Nursing and School of Public Health, Social and Behavioural Sciences, Yale University (USA)

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)

Karmen S. Williams, DPH, MBA, MA, Assistant Professor, Population Health Informatics Program, Health Policy and Management, Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy, City University of New York, New York (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)

Former Co-Editor-in-Chief

Rita Kukafka, DrPH, MA, FACMI

Professor, Biomedical Informatics and Sociomedical Sciences; Director, Laboratory for Precision Prevention, Columbia University

Former Editorial Board Members/Section Editors

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)

 Join the Editorial Board

We are currently looking to expand our Editorial Board. To apply to be an Editorial Board member/Associate Editor specifically for the Journal of Medical Internet Research, please apply using the form linked in this article. You should hold a PhD or similar higher degree and have a publication track record (h-index>8) and ideally have some academic editing experience. 

Guest Editors

We are also looking for guest editors interesting in leading 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.