About the Journal

Editorial Board


Pieter Kubben, MD, PhD

Neurosurgeon, Maastricht University Medical Center, The Netherlands

Pieter Kubben, MD, PhD is a staff neurosurgeon from Maastricht University Medical Center, The Netherlands. He did his PhD thesis on intraoperative MRI in neurooncology, and has been focusing more on functional neurosurgery since finishing his residency. His clinical area of expertise is stereotactic neurosurgery, in particular for deep brain stimulation (DBS), epilepsy surgery and robotics. He has research lines on adaptive DBS and brain computer interfacing. Also, he is the lead editor of Fundamentals of Clinical Data Science, the #1 open access ebook on the topic (available from www.clinicaldatasciencebook.com). Besides his clinical work, Pieter is also the developer of the NeuroMind app and CEO / founder of DecisiX BV.

Editorial Board Members/Section Editors

Bernd Pohlmann-Eden, MD, PhD

Adjunct Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology at the University of Toronto, Canada & Professor of Neurology at Mannheim Hospital, University of Heidelberg, Germany

Dr Bernd Pohlmann-Eden is a Canadian-German neuroscientist based in Toronto, Canada. He currently holds appointments as Adjunct Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology at the University of Toronto, Canada, and as Professor of Neurology at Mannheim Hospital, University of Heidelberg, Germany. From 2002 to 2007, he was Medical Director and Chair of the Epilepsy Centre Bethel-Bielefeld in Germany. In his role as Director of the Epilepsy Program at Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada, he developed new portals of care with a focus on early intervention and prospective cohorts. Under his leadership, the Halifax First Seizure Clinic flourished into an internationally recognized model of strategic innovation. 

Dr Pohlmann-Eden’s research interests within neuroscience range from clinical epileptogenesis to brain network diseases and the overlap of neurological and psychiatric brain circuit disorders. He is driven by the vision to make the patient the expert and to optimize knowledge transfer. In this context, he developed a new innovative cognitive and behavioral science-based communication tool for patients, informed by lessons from the aviation industry (cross-industry thinking). Dr Pohlmann-Eden enthusiastically supports new concepts in eHealth with a focus on education and open science publishing. He has been an investigator in numerous clinical trials including the largest global epilepsy multicenter trial, the KOMET study. He delivers lectures worldwide and has authored more than 200 research papers.

We are currently seeking additional Editorial Board members to join the journal

How to apply

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.