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Student Editorial Board of Methods of Information in Medicine, 2015-16 – Applications Invited

Dominik Aronsky, Associate Editor, Methods of Information in Medicine, announces that the Student Editorial Board of Methods of Information in Medicine is now accepting applications from trainees for the new term, 2015-16.

The goal of the Student Editorial Board is to learn, understand, and participate in the peer review process of submitted manuscripts that are considered for publication. The Student Editorial Board will provide outstanding trainees with a mentored opportunity to learn and experience the various aspects of the peer review process. During the appointment period members of the Student Editorial Board will receive educational material, instruction, and feedback about peer review, and actively participate in the review of 3-5 manuscripts per year.

Applicants from all countries are eligible to apply if they are enrolled as a trainee in a graduate degree granting or post-doctoral training program. Full information is available in the PDF file available for download here (MIMSEB2015) or in a zip file via the Methods website >>> The closing date for applications is Sunday, 14 December, 2014.

If you have any questions please direct them to Ms. Ina Hoffmann, email: ed[at]MethodsInfMed.org

Members of the Student Editorial Board are expected to

  • demonstrate critical thinking,
  • have experience in a biomedical/health informatics-related field (in a broad sense),
  • have experience in aspects of scientific writing and communication,
  • understand research design and basic concepts of biostatistics, and
  • have a good mastery of the written English language.

Current members of the Student Editorial Board are listed on the Methods website, and come from 10 countries in different parts of the world.

Methods of Information in Medicine is an official journal of IMIA.

October 29, 2014 Posted by | journals | , , , | Leave a comment

Methods of Information in Medicine: eTOC 2014; 53(5)

methods533METHODS of Information in Medicine is an IMIA Official Journal. The Impact Factors for 2013 have been published, and Methods of Information in Medicine is happy to report a new value of 1.083

Volume 53, Issue 5 is now available at: http://www.methods-online.com This latest issue of METHODS has 11 articles, including four free downloads.

How to Use Information Technology to Improve Medication Safety
Editorial
A. Winter (1), R.-D. Hilgers (2), R. Hofestädt (3), P. Knaup-Gregori (4), C. Ose (5), A. Timmer (6)
(1) Leipzig University, Institute for Medical Informatics, Statistics and Epidemiology, Leipzig, Germany; (2) RWTH Aachen University, Institute for Medical Statistics, Aachen, Germany; (3) Bielefeld University, Bioinformatics Department, Bielefeld, Germany; (4) Heidelberg University, Institute for Medical Biometry and Informatics, Heidelberg, Germany; (5) Duisburg-Essen University, Faculty of Medicine, Centre for Clinical Trials, Essen, Germany; (6) Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg, Department for Epidemiology and Biometry, Oldenburg, Germany
Methods Inf Med 2014 53 5: 333-335   dx.doi.org/10.3414/ME14-10-0007   [Free PDF]

Memorandum on the Use of Information Technology to Improve Medication Safety
Original Article
E. Ammenwerth (1), A.-F. Aly (2), T. Bürkle (3), P. Christ (4), H. Dormann (5), W. Friesdorf (6), C. Haas (7), W. E. Haefeli (8), M. Jeske (9), J. Kaltschmidt (8), K. Menges (10), H. Möller (2), A. Neubert (11), W. Rascher (11), H. Reichert (12), J. Schuler (13), G. Schreier (14), S. Schulz (15), H. M. Seidling (16), W. Stühlinger (17), M. Criegee-Rieck (3)
(1) Institute of Health Informatics, University for Health Sciences, Medical Informatics and Technology (UMIT), Hall in Tirol, Austria; (2) Drug Commission of the German Medical Association, Berlin, Germany; (3) Chair of Medical Informatics, Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany; (4) Medizinische Medien Information, Neu Isenburg, Germany; (5) Department of Emergency Medicine, Klinikum Fürth, Fürth, Germany; (6) Institute for Health Care Systems Management Berlin, Berlin, Germany; (7) DIMDI – German Institute of Medical Documentation and Information, Köln, Germany; (8) Department of Clinical Pharmacology and Pharmacoepidemiology, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany; (9) Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Institute of Pharmacy, University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria; (10) Federal Institute for Medicinal Products and Medical Devices (BfArM), Bonn, Germany; (11) Department of Paediatric and Adolescents Medicine, University Hospital Erlangen, Erlangen, Germany; (12) Master of Science in Medical Informatics, Berlin, Germany; (13) Institute of General Practice, Family Medicine and Preventive Medicine, Paracelsus Medical University, Salzburg, Austria; (14) Assistive Healthcare Information Technology, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH, Graz, Austria; (15) Institute for Medical Informatics, Statistics and Documentation, Medical University of Graz, Austria; (16) Department of Clinical Pharmacology and Pharmacoepidemiology, Cooperation Unit Clinical Pharmacy, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany; (17) Department of Public Health and Health Technology Assessment, University for Health Sciences, Medical Informatics and Technology (UMIT), Hall in Tirol, Austria
Methods Inf Med 2014 53 5: 336-343   dx.doi.org/10.3414/ME14-01-0040   [Free PDF]

Erratum to: Influence of Selection Bias on the Test Decision   A Simulation Study
Erratum
The Original Article can be found here.
M. Tamm (1), E. Cramer (2), L. N. Kennes (1), N. Heussen (1)
(1) Department of Medical Statistics, RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany; (2) Institute of Statistics, RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany
Methods Inf Med 2014 53 5: 343-343   dx.doi.org/10.3414/ME11-01-0043e   [Free PDF]

Learning the Preferences of Physicians for the Organization of Result Lists of Medical Evidence Articles
Original Article
D. O´Sullivan (1, 2), S. Wilk (2, 3), W. Michalowski (2), R. Slowinski (3, 4), R. Thomas (5), M. Kadzinski (3), K. Farion (6)
(1) School of Informatics, City University London, London, United Kingdom; (2) Telfer School of Management, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada; (3) Institute of Computing Science, Poznan University of Technology, Poznan, Poland; (4) Systems Research Institute, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland; (5) Sprott School of Business, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada; (6) Departments of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada
Methods Inf Med 2014 53 5: 344-356   dx.doi.org/10.3414/ME13-01-0085

Prediction Model for Glucose Metabolism Based on Lipid Metabolism
Original Article
Online Supplementary Material
Y. Hatakeyama (1), H. Kataoka (1), N. Nakajima (1), T. Watabe (1), S. Fujimoto (2), Y. Okuhara (1)
(1) Center of Medical Information Science, Kochi University Medical School, Kochi, Japan; (2) Department of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Nephrology, Kochi University Medical School, Kochi, Japan
Methods Inf Med 2014 53 5: 357-363   dx.doi.org/10.3414/ME14-01-0034

Extraction of Cochlear Non-linearities with the Bispectral Analysis  An Application to TEOAEs in Styrene-exposed Workers
Original Article
E. Chiaramello (1), S. Moriconi (1), G. Tognola (1)
(1) CNR IEIIT – National Research Council of Italy Institute of Electronics, Computer and Telecommunication Engineering, Milan, Italy
Methods Inf Med 2014 53 5: 364-370   dx.doi.org/10.3414/ME14-01-0004

Combining Cross-sectional Data on Prevalence with Risk Estimates from a Prediction Model  A Novel Method for Estimating the Attributable Risk
Original Article
B. Engelhardt (1, 2), J. König (1), M. Blettner (1), P. Wild (3, 4), T. Münzel (3), K. Lackner (5), S. Blankenberg (3), N. Pfeiffer (6), M. Beutel (7), I. Zwiener (1)
(1) Department of Medical Biostatistics, Informatics and Epidemiology, University Medical Center of the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Mainz, Germany; (2) Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn, Bonn-Aachen International Center for IT, Algorithmic Bioinformatics, Bonn, Germany; (3) Department of Medicine II, University Medical Center of the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Mainz, Germany; (4) Center for Thrombosis and Hemostasis, University Medical Center of the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Mainz, Germany; (5) Institute of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine, University Medical Center of the Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz, Mainz, Germany: 5University Heart Center Hamburg, Department of General and Interventional Cardiology, Hamburg, Germany; (6) Department of Ophthalmology, University Medical Center of the Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz, Mainz, Germany; (7) Department of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, University Medical Center of the Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz, Mainz, Germany
Methods Inf Med 2014 53 5: 371-379   dx.doi.org/10.3414/ME13-01-0088

Evolving Pervasive Health Research into Clinical Practice
Focus Theme – Editorial
O. Mayora (1), P. Lukowicz (2), M. Marschollek (3)
(1) CREATE-NET, Trento, Italy; (2) German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence, Kaiserslautern, Germany; (3) Peter L. Reichertz Institute for Medical Informatics, University of Braunschweig – Institute of Technology and Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany
Methods Inf Med 2014 53 5: 380-381   dx.doi.org/10.3414/ME14-10-0004   [Free PDF]

Automatic Heart Rate Normalization for Accurate Energy Expenditure Estimation   An Analysis of Activities of Daily Living and Heart Rate Features
Focus Theme – Pervasive Intelligent Technologies for Health
M. Altini (1, 2), J. Penders (1), R. Vullers (1), O. Amft (2, 3)
(1) Holst Centre/imec The Netherlands, Eindhoven, The Netherlands; (2) Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, The Netherlands; (3) ACTLab, University of Passau, Passau, Germany
Methods Inf Med 2014 53 5: 382-388   dx.doi.org/10.3414/ME13-02-0031

Real-time Feedback on Nonverbal Clinical Communication   Theoretical Framework and Clinician Acceptance of Ambient Visual Design
Focus Theme – Pervasive Intelligent Technologies for Health
A. L. Hartzler (1), R. A. Patel (2), M. Czerwinski (3), W. Pratt (1, 2), A. Roseway (3), N. Chandrasekaran (3), A. Back (4)
(1) The Information School, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA; (2) Department of Biomedical Informatics and Medical Education, Division of Biomedical and Health Informatics, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA; (3) Microsoft Research, Redmond, Washington, USA; (4) Department of Medicine, Division of Oncology, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA
Methods Inf Med 2014 53 5: 389-405   dx.doi.org/10.3414/ME13-02-0033

Adaptable Healing Patient Room for Stroke Patients   A Staff Evaluation
Focus Theme – Pervasive Intelligent Technologies for Health
E. M. L. Daemen (1), I. C. M. Flinsenberg (1), E. J. Van Loenen (1), R. P. G. Cuppen (1), R. J. E. Rajae-Joordens (1)
(1) Philips Research, Philips Electronics Netherlands, Eindhoven, the Netherlands
Methods Inf Med 2014 53 5: 406-415   dx.doi.org/10.3414/ME13-02-0032

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The Twitter stream is at https://twitter.com/MethodsInfMed

You may also find interesting information in our eJournal ACI – Applied Medical Informatics and in the IMIA Yearbook of Medical Informatics.

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October 20, 2014 Posted by | journals | , , , , | Leave a comment

Two Months to Medinfo2015 Paper/Poster Submission Deadline – 15 December 2014

medinfo15-jul14MEDINFO2015: eHealth-enabled Health

Now less than two months to submission deadline for full papers and posters – 15 December 2014

The 15th World Congress on Health and Biomedical Informatics will be held in São Paulo city, Brazil, from 19 to 23 August, 2015. It will be the first time that Latin America will host this important and prestigious international medical informatics conference. MEDINFO is the main conference of the International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA) and its 15th edition will be organized by the Brazilian Health Informatics Association (SBIS).

Local Organising Committee (LOC) Chairs Beatriz de Faria Leão and Claudio Giulliano Alves da Costa, from Brazil, invite you to attend and look forward to welcoming everyone. Scientific Programme Committee (SPC) Chairs Fernando Martin Sanchez (Australia) and Kaija Saranto (Finland), and Editorial Committee Chair Indra Neil Sarkar (USA) and their teams look forward to receiving your scientific submissions.

Information will be continuously updated on the Medinfo2015 website – www.medinfo2015.org – and through IMIA’s website and social media channels. We ask all IMIA members and colleagues to help promote the event and encourage them to submit materials and attend.

For submissions, go to: https://medinfo2015.online-registry.net In addition to submitting your work, we encourage you to sign up as a reviewer.

Important deadlines:

Deadline for Full Paper, Student Paper, Vision Paper and Poster submissions 15 December 2014
Deadline for Panel, Tutorial, Workshop and Demo submissions 15 January 2015

MEDINFO 2015: ¡Participe en el XV Congreso Mundial de Informática Biomedica y de la Salud! Bajo el lema “La Salud, facilitada por la eSalud”, la comunidad internacional se reunirá entre el 19 y el 23 de agosto en São Paulo, Brasil, para compartir conocimientos y discutir cómo las innovaciones en Salud digital y en Informática biomédica están ayudando a resolver los principales problemas en atención sanitaria, Salud Pública, Salud del consumidor e Investigación biomédica. ¡Súmese y aporte sus conocimientos, conectándose con colegas de todo el mundo, y disfrutando de la cosmopolita ciudad de São Paulo!

https://twitter.com/MedInfo2015

https://www.facebook.com/events/713378355362712/

www.linkedin.com/groups/Medinfo-2015-7460920

October 16, 2014 Posted by | Brazil, conference, IMIA, IMIA-LAC, Medinfo2015 | , , , | Leave a comment

INFOLAC 2014 Conference: 16-17 October 2014 in Montevideo, Uruguay

afiche-sueiidissThe INFOLAC2014 conference will be held in Montevideo, Uruguay on 16-17 October, 2014. INFOLAC 2014, the Latin American Conference on Medical Informatics (Conferencia Latinoamericana de Informática Médica) is organised by the Sociedad Uruguaya de Informática en Salud (SUIS – the Uruguayan Society of Health Informatics – http://www.suis.org.uy), an IMIA Member Society, and Sociedad Uruguaya de Estandarización, Intercambio e Integración de Datos e Información de Servicios de Salud (SUEIIDISS – http://www.sueiidiss.org).

Information is available via http://www.infolac2014.org on the programme, registration, etc.

The main programme schedule is at http://www.infolac2014.org/index.php/en/programa-3 The nursing programme (17 October) is at http://www.infolac2014.org/index.php/es/programa-enfermeria

 

 

August 28, 2014 Posted by | conference, IMIA-LAC | , , | Leave a comment

Postponement of HELINA2014 Conference (Ghana)

helinaThe organisers of the HELINA2014 conference have announced a postponement of the event, due to circumstances beyond their control. See http://conf.helina-online.org/index.php/2014/oct2014/announcement/view/17 for information.

They write:

“Due to the outbreak of Ebola in the West Africa region, and as part of measures to prevent the outbreak of Ebola in Ghana, the Government of Ghana on Thursday August 14, 2014 placed a three month ban on all international conferences and gatherings in the Country. In view of this uncontrollable circumstance HELINA and GHIA Council announce the postponement of this year conference, initially scheduled from 11-15 October 2014, to 7-11 March 2015.

With regard to this new development the organizers of HELINA 2014 are pleased to extend the invitation for original submissions that address the use of informatics or computer sciences for universal health coverage in Africa in the following categories:

  • Full research papers (completed research with mature results) with 5 to 8 pages
  • Work in progress papers with 5 to 8 pages
  • Experience presentations or “case studies” (reports of health informatics or e-Health implementations and lessons learned) (1 page abstract)

Submissions can be prepared either in English or French and must not have been proposed to other symposia or journals. The submission deadline is therefore extended to 16 November 2014.

We are sincerely apologise if this change might affect your plan; we will immediately inform you of any new development for your prompt action and participation.”

Further updates will be provided on the HELINA website, and will be distributed through IMIA channels.

August 26, 2014 Posted by | Africa, conference, HELINA | , , , | Leave a comment

Medinfo2015 – Starts 19 August 2015 in Sao Paulo, Brazil

medinfo15-jul14MEDINFO2015: eHealth-enabled Health

The 15th World Congress on Health and Biomedical Informatics will be held in São Paulo city, Brazil, from 19 to 23 August, 2015. It will be the first time that Latin America will host this important and prestigious international medical informatics conference. MEDINFO is the main conference promoted by the International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA) and its 15th edition will be organized by the Brazilian Health Informatics Association (SBIS).

Local Organising Committee (LOC) Chairs Beatriz de Faria Leão and Claudio Giulliano Alves da Costa, from Brazil, invite you to attend and look forward to welcoming everyone. Scientific Programme Committee (SPC) Chairs Fernando Martin Sanchez (Australia) and Kaija Saranto (Finland), and Editorial Committee Chair Indra Neil Sarkar (USA) and their teams look forward to receiving your scientific submissions.

Information will be continuously updated on the Medinfo2015 website – www.medinfo2015.org – and through IMIA’s website and social media channels. We ask all IMIA members and colleagues to help promote the event and encourage them to submit materials and attend.

For submissions, go to: https://medinfo2015.online-registry.net  In addition to submitting your work, we encourage you to sign up as a reviewer.

Important deadlines:

Deadline for Full Paper, Student Paper, Vision Paper and Poster submissions     15 December 2014
Deadline for Panel, Tutorial, Workshop and Demo submissions                                 15 January 2015

 https://twitter.com/MedInfo2015   

https://www.facebook.com/events/713378355362712/

www.linkedin.com/groups/Medinfo-2015-7460920

August 19, 2014 Posted by | Brazil, conference, IMIA, IMIA-LAC, medinfo, Medinfo2015 | , , , , | Leave a comment

19th HISI Annual Conference 
& Scientific Symposium 19-20 November 2014; Dublin Castle, Ireland

hisi-wide-logoThe 19th HISI Annual Conference 
& Scientific Symposium will be held on 19-20 November, 2014 at the Dublin Castle Conference Centre, Dublin, Ireland. The event is organised by the Healthcare Informatics Society of Ireland (www.hisi.ie), and IMIA Member Society. The theme will be “eHealth … what it means for patients, clinicians, industry, government and academia”, and the event will feature keynote speakers, academic paper and poster sessions, and workshops.

Full details as they become available will be at http://hisi.ie/conference

20% off for earlybird delegate registration for the month of August. You can register now at hisi.ie/conference

The Annual HISI Conference and Scientific Symposium is designed for everyone involved in the design, management and delivery of healthcare, both clinically and from an IT perspective. The agenda will focus on providing two days of stimulating insights, ideas and analyses on how technology is changing healthcare, and applying its uses for the enhancement of service delivery and patient care. If you would like the opportunity to present at next November’s HISI Conference and Scientific Symposium – and have something to contribute on topics such as Electronic Health Records (EHRs), ePrescribing, telehealth and telemedicine, automated pricing, performance, billing and claims management – please get in touch at info[at]hisi.ie.

August 14, 2014 Posted by | conference, ehealth, Europe | , , , , | Leave a comment

International Symposium on the Frontiers in Intelligent Medicine – Kuala Lumpur, Sept. 26-27, 2014

The 1st International Symposium on the Frontiers in Intelligent Medicine (FIM2014 – http://www.fim.org.my) will be held on 26-27 September, 2014. The theme of the event is “Relating People and Technology in Future Healthcare Systems”, and the venue will be the Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. This theme captures the current era of convenience and immediacy of mobile and wearable biosensors devices, and applications; the event will explore this theme through the lenses of biomedical informatics, computer science, cognitive science, and human-centered systems to explore the potential avenues that these and other technologies can bring to healthcare, particularly in Malaysia.

Frontiers in Intelligent Medicine has thus been designed as a unique multidisciplinary symposium which brings together some of the foremost international biomedical informaticians, computer scientists, cognitive scientists and psychologists together with Malaysian clinicians from the Institut Jantung Negara. The organisers wish to reach out to other researchers in medical informatics coming from universities, hospitals and research institutes/industry in the region – Singapore, Thailand, Taiwan, Indonesia etc. It is hoped that hosting this symposium in Malaysia will bring medical practitioners/specialists, research scientists and industry representatives together to discuss the future of informatics in the medical domain, specifically addressing what can be done in Malaysia. With the participation from other members of  IMIA in this region, the organisers hope to have a platform to generate interest in medical informatics, and allow local researchers and medical specialists to meet those active in medical informatics in the region so that we can start with a small community here (and get it active again), and to learn and explore issues together in Malaysia.

This symposium is co-sponsored by the Agensi Inovasi Malaysia (Malaysia government innovation agency which sits under the Prime Minister’s office). The symposium will be attended by key people from Medtronic Inc, Boston Scientifc, Ministry of Health of Malaysia, and several delegates from the Association of Private Hospitals in Malaysia (and of course local researchers). It will be officiated by the Minister of Innovation in the Prime Minister’s office, Dato’ Dr. Mah.

The symposium programme (http://www.fim.org.my/scientific-programme.html) includes invited local clinicians speaking about medical treatment, diagnosis and patient care challenges, while international keynote speakers will address the known problems and current research and development efforts in applying Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science with a Human-Centered methodology in healthcare including latest developments in diabetes medical device remote monitoring technology.

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August 12, 2014 Posted by | APAMI, conference | , , | Leave a comment

ACI Receives Impact Factor

ACI-cover-42_dc27eaa1d2ACI, Applied Clinical Informatics (Appl Clin Inform), Schattauer Publishers’ first weekly online journal, received its first impact factor for citations to papers published in 2012 and 2011 (IF 2013 = 0.386). ACI is an official eJournal of the International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA) and the Association of Medical Directors of Information Systems. ACI aims to establish a platform that allows sharing knowledge between clinical medicine and health IT specialists as well as bridging gaps between visionary design and successful and pragmatic deployment.

In a media release, the publishers write:  In the short time (just 5 years) since its launch as a pure digital journal in a highly specific scientific field, ACI has reached an impact factor and  has been included into the study guide of the American Board of Preventive Medicine for the Clinical informatics Board examination. (http://www.theabpm.org/applicationci/ci_studyguide.pdf). In October 2012, only 2 ½ years after its inception, ACI was accepted by the U.S. National Library of Medicine for inclusion in MEDLINE. PubMed has cataloged over 200 publications from ACI, with the majority of articles available as free full-text articles in PubMed Central and open-access articles available on the journals website (http://aci.schattauer.de/). ACI has a rigorous peer review process with blinding of submissions to reduce bias. Submissions to ACI have been free for authors and are handled since its launch by the high-end submission system ©ScholarOne (©Thomson Reuters) (http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/acij). These factors in conjunction with a prestigious International editorial board and reviewer community assure a professional peer review, a reduction of bias towards authors from resource rich countries, and rapid publication after acceptance of a paper.

ACI is present on Facebook with around 830 likes (https://www.facebook.com/ACIJournal) and Twitter with almost 600 followers (https://twitter.com/ACI_Journal), offering the scientific community platforms to stay in touch and be informed on recent ACI publications as well as upcoming scientific events in their field.

Redesigned web portal of the journal – Schattauer publishers have used the occasion of receiving ACI‘s first impact factor for the launch of the journal’s redesigned web-portal (http://aci.schattauer.de/) with improved user navigation.

RELATED POST (http://wp.me/pvCUS-1ZS): Dr Gunther Eysenbach, Founding Editor and Publisher of JMIR, has once again provided a thorough report on the results in his blog article, from which the material here is extracted (read his full report/analysis at http://gunther-eysenbach.blogspot.ca/2014/07/impact-factors-2013-medical-informatics.html).

August 11, 2014 Posted by | ACI eJournal | , , , | Leave a comment

Medical Informatics Journals: 2013 Impact Factors

The latest (2013) Impact Factor reports for journals, including those in the Medical Informatics category, have recently been released by Thomson Reuters. Dr Gunther Eysenbach, Founding Editor and Publisher of JMIR, has once again provided a thorough report on the results in his blog article, from which the material here is extracted (read his full report/analysis at http://gunther-eysenbach.blogspot.ca/2014/07/impact-factors-2013-medical-informatics.html).

The Journal of Medical Internet Research (JMIR, www.jmir.org), the flagship journal of JMIR Publications, is again ranked as the journal with the highest impact factor in its discipline (a 2013 impact factor of 4.7). As Gunther writes “These results hold even if the impact factor is corrected for journal self-cites. The impact factor 2013 measures how often articles published in the last 2 years (2011-2012) were cited in 2013, and is (for better or worse) an important metric for academics when deciding where to submit their best work.”

The runner-up is JAMIA (http://jamia.bmj.com/), published by the BMJ Group for the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA), which has an impact factor of 3.932. Elsevier’s International Journal of Medical Informatics (http://www.ijmijournal.com/) has an impact factor  of 2.7, while other medical informatics journals include J Biomed Inform (just below 2.5), BMC Med Inform Decis (1.5), Meth Inform Med (1.1) and Applied Clinical Inform (0.386). This is the first year that ACI has had an impact factor.

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from “Gunther Eysenbach’s Random Research Rants” (http://gunther-eysenbach.blogspot.com

 

 

 

July 31, 2014 Posted by | ACI eJournal, journals | , , | 1 Comment