About the Journal

Editorial Board

Editor-in-Chief

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 (Advisory/Associate Editors)

Bernd Pohlmann-Eden, MD, PhD

Adjunct Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology,  University of Toronto

Professor of Neurology at Mannheim Hospital, University of Heidelberg

Bio

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.


Alkinoos Athanasiou, MSc, MD, PhD

Neurosurgeon, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Bio

Alkinoos Athanasiou is a national board-certified neurosurgeon in Greece and also an individual member of European Association of Neurosurgical Societies (EANS), the Eurospine, the AOSpine, and the Hellenic Neurosurgical Society, as well as of other neuroscientific societies (SAN, FENS, IBRO etc). He is the treasurer and a member of the board of directors of the Hellenic Society for Biomedical Technology. Alkinoos is currently employed as a Neurosurgeon in private practice and a Research Associate at the Lab of Medical Physics, Faculty of Medicine in Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH), Greece.  He holds clinical experience since 2008 as a scientific associate and resident in clinical departments during his neurosurgical residency training with an emphasis on neurotrauma and spine operations.


Chun Lim, MD, PhD

Medical Director, Division of Cognitive Neurology, Harvard University

Bio

Dr. Lim received an MD and PhD through the medical scientist training program at the University of Chicago and completed a neurology residency and a behavioral neurology and neurorehabilitation fellowship at the BIDMC in conjunction with the memory disorders clinic at the Boston VA Medical Center. His research projects involve the development of smartphone and tablet-based cognitive assessment tools and the development of computerized augmented reality glasses to treat visuo-vestibular disorders such as hemispatial neglect.


Natarajan Sriraam, M.Tech, PhD

Professor, M.S.Ramaiah Institute of Technology

Bio

Dr. N Sriraam received his B.E. degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering, an M.Tech degree(with distinction)in Biomedical Engineering, and a Ph.D. degree in Information Technology in the area of biomedical signal processing from Malaysian University. He is currently working as a Professor at the Department of Medical Electronics Engineering, M.S Ramaiah Institute of Technology(RIT), Bangalore, India.Dr. Sriraam currently serves as the Chairman of the IEEE EMBS Chapter in Bangalore, India, and is actively involved as a technical committee member in various initiatives, including the MSIPS (Medical Electronics Group) under the Ministry of Information Technology and Communication, Government of India, and the INDO-ISRAEL Co-operation Project.


Marianna Kapsetaki, MD

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University College London

Bio

Marianna Kapsetaki is a medical doctor, neuroscientist, and classical pianist. After obtaining her Medical Degree (First Honors), she completed an MSc (Distinction) in Performing Arts Medicine from UCL, a PhD in Neuroscience from Imperial College London, and a postdoctoral position at UCL. She has recently started her neurosurgery specialty training.


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.