About the Journal

Editorial Board

Editor-in-Chief

Gunther Eysenbach, MD, MPH, FACMI

Senior Scientist, Centre for Global eHealth Innovation

Tecnha Institute and Toronto General Research Institute of the UHN

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

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Editorial Board Members/Section Editors

We are currently looking to expand our editorial board. To apply as subject editor, 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. We pay by "karma credits" (worth up to $70 per paper guided through peer-review, as well as additional honoraria for acquisition editors).

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. 

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FAQ Article How to become an EB member

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)

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 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,

• select peer-reviewers for incoming manuscripts,

• make decisions (together with the editorial board) on article revisions and acceptance, and

• write an editorial for the theme issue

• 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.