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

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Dr. Gunther Eysenbach, MD MPH FACMI is founder, executive editor and CEO of JMIR Publications, a digital health and open science publisher, founded more than 20 years ago. Gunther is also recognized by many as one of the leading academics in the field of digital health and eHealth, is a known open access and open science pioneer, and is producer, editor and publisher of influential knowledge translation products. According to Ioannidis et al (Plos Biol 2019) he is the most cited academic in medical informatics of all times and globally. He is an Adjunct Professor at the School of Health Information at the University of Victoria (Canada). He created a new scientific discipline in 2002 called "infodemiology" (https://www.jmir.org/2009/1/e11/), now recognized by WHO as a core area of practice when dealing with an "infodemic." He is CEO at JMIR Publications, a leading digital open-science publisher with more than 100 employees, and Growth500 company, which he founded in 1999. He also cofounded TrendMD, a Knowledge Translation tool (https://doi.org/10.1002/asi.24330). He is also an angel investor in Digital Science and Digital Health startups.

Submissions are accepted via our web-based submission system

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 and apply here

Editorial Board Members

Associate Editors

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)

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)

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

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)

Gianpero Greco, PhD, Professor, Department of Translational Biomedicine and Neuroscience (DiBraiN), University of Bari (Italy)

Junheng Hao, PhD, Researcher, Microsoft Azure Cognitive Services Research, Microsoft (USA)

Songlin He, PhD, Doctor of Medicine, Department of Stomatology, Chongqing Medical University (China)

Yuxiang Hong, PhD, Associate Professor, Hangzhou Dianzi University (China)

Ciska Hoving, PhD, Assistant Professor, School for Public Health and Primary Care, Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, Maastricht University - Maastricht (Netherlands)

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

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)

Qiao Jin, MD, Research Fellow, BioNLP group, National Center for Biotechnology Information, National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (USA)

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)

Guy Tsafnat, PhD, Chief Science Office, Evidentli Pty Ltd; Adjunct Fellow, Macquarie University (Australia)

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)

Zhijun Yin, MS, PhD, Assistant Professor of biomedical informatics and computer science at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee, (USA)

Alexandre Castonguay, PhD, Affiliate Professor, Faculty of Nursing, Université de Montréal, Associate researcher for the Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention and Management axis at the Centre intégré universitaire de santé et de services sociaux du Nord-de-l'île-de-Montréal Research Center, (Canada)


Enrico Coiera, MB, BS, PhD, Professor, Director, Centre for Health Informatics, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Macquarie University (Australia)

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) 

Past Editorial Board Members

Rita Kukafka, DrPH, MA, FACMI, JMIR Co-Editor-in-Chief, Professor, Biomedical Informatics and Sociomedical Sciences; Director, Laboratory for Precision Prevention, Columbia University (USA)

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

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, 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)

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

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

Guest Editors & Theme Issue Proposals

JMIR Publications welcomes guest editors to assemble a theme issue on a special subtopic. For more information, please visit How to guest edit a theme issue and How to suggest a theme issue.  

This may be particularly interesting for workshop and conference organizers putting together a grant-funded event (eg, with invited experts) on a topic in scope for the journal. JMIR Publications 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 Publications editor, if needed. 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 Publications 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).

Alternatively, the conference abstracts may be published in a supplement, with or without selected full papers published later in a theme issue or in regular JMIR Publications issues. See We are organizing a conference - can we publish our proceedings / abstracts in iproceedings? regarding publishing conference abstracts.