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Medical Informatics Journals

Elsevier is a leader in information and analytics for customers across the global research and health ecosystems. Our mission is to help researchers and healthcare professionals advance science and improve health outcomes for the benefit of society.  We want to make analysis easier for everyone working in science and medicine.  Growing from our roots in publishing, we help you manage work efficiently so you can spend more time making breakthroughs.  We proudly present our journals in Medical Informatics.

Artificial Intelligence in Medicine

Editor-in-Chief: Carlo Combi

Artificial Intelligence in Medicine publishes original articles from a wide variety of interdisciplinary perspectives concerning the theory and practice of artificial intelligence (AI) in medicine, medically oriented human biology, and health care. Artificial intelligence in medicine may be characterized as the scientific discipline pertaining to research studies, projects, and applications that aim at supporting decision-based medical tasks through knowledge- and/or data-intensive computer-based solutions that ultimately support and improve the performance of a human care provider.

Artificial Intelligence in Medicine considers for publication manuscripts that have both potential high impact in some medical or healthcare domain and strong novelty of method and theory related to AI and computer science techniques. Artificial Intelligence in Medicine papers must refer to real-world medical domains, considered and discussed at the proper depth, from both the technical and the medical points of view. The inclusion of a clinical assessment of the usefulness and potential impact of the submitted work is strongly recommended. Please visit the journal homepage for a full scope.

Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine

Editor-in-Chief: Filippo Molinari

To encourage the development of formal computing methods, and their application in biomedical research and medical practice, by illustration of fundamental principles in biomedical informatics research; to stimulate basic research into application software design; to report the state of research of biomedical information processing projects; to report new computer methodologies applied in biomedical areas; the eventual distribution of demonstrable software to avoid duplication of effort; to provide a forum for discussion and improvement of existing software; to optimize contact between national organizations and regional user groups by promoting an international exchange of information on formal methods, standards and software in biomedicine.

Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine covers computing methodology and software systems derived from computing science for implementation in all aspects of biomedical research and medical practice. It is designed to serve biochemists; biologists; geneticists; immunologists; neuroscientists; pharmacologists; toxicologists; clinicians; epidemiologists; psychiatrists; psychologists; cardiologists; chemists; (radio)physicists; computer scientists; programmers and systems analysts; biomedical, clinical, electrical, and other engineers; teachers of medical informatics and users of educational software.

Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine is the companion title to the open access journal Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine Update(opens in new tab/window).

Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine Update

Editors-in-Chief: Usman Iqbal, PharmD, MBA, GradCert, PhD, FAIDH, AFCHSM CHM, Svitlana Zinger

Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine-Update is an international open access peer-reviewed journal covering a broad spectrum of topics within biomedical research and medical practice. The articles explore the revolutionary advances in the application of computer-based medical solutions or proposed methodology applied to the fields of clinical research, translational medicine, informatics, imaging, data-driven care, medical devices, consumer health, nursing, and public health.

The journal intends to disseminate open access papers of the highest quality and is committed to ensuring a thorough, fair, and rapid review. CMPB Update welcomes articles that promote digital technologies, describe innovative computing methodologies and software systems research that help advance biomedical science, and improve medical care just like its partner journal Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine(opens in new tab/window).

The types of articles considered for publication include Original Research, Systematic Reviews and or Meta-analysis, Methodology, Research Letters, Viewpoint, Correspondence (in response to a paper published within three months) and editorials. Proposals for special focus issues from leading research groups will also be considered.

Computers in Biology and Medicine

Editors-in-Chief: Huiling Chen, PhD, Feng Zhu, PhD, Quan Zou, PhD

Computers in Biology and Medicine, a companion title to Informatics in Medicine Unlocked(opens in new tab/window), is a medium of international communication of the revolutionary advances being made in the application of the computer to the fields of bioscience and medicine. The Journal encourages the exchange of important research, instruction, ideas, and information on all aspects of the rapidly expanding area of computer usage in these fields. The Journal will focus on such areas as (1) Analysis of Biomedical Systems: Solutions of Equations; (2) Synthesis of Biomedical Systems: Simulations; (3) Special Medical Data Processing Methods; (4) Special Purpose Computers and Clinical Data Processing for Real Time, Clinical and Experimental Use; and (5) Medical Diagnosis and Medical Record Processing. Also included are the fields of (6) Biomedical Engineering; and (7) Medical Informatics as well as Bioinformatics. The journal is expanding to include (8) Medical Applications of the Internet and World Wide Web; (9) Human Genomics; (10) Proteomics; and (11) Functional Brain Studies.

The publication policy is to publish (1) New, original articles that have been appropriately reviewed by competent scientific people, (2) Surveys of developments in the fields, (3) Pedagogical papers covering specific areas of interest, and (4) Book reviews pertinent to the field.

Informatics in Medicine Unlocked

Editor-in-Chief: Edward Ciaccio, PhD

Informatics in Medicine Unlocked (IMU) is an international gold open access journal covering a broad spectrum of topics within medical informatics, including (but not limited to) papers focusing on imaging, pathology, teledermatology, public health, ophthalmological, nursing, and translational medicine informatics. The full papers that are published in the journal are accessible to all who visit the website. Manuscripts exploring the revolutionary advances being made in the application of the computer to the fields of bioscience and medicine can be submitted to the journal’s companion title, Computers in Biology and Medicine(opens in new tab/window).

Only manuscripts of sufficient quality with scientific relevance will be considered for publication in IMU; the types of articles accepted include original research papers, reviews, perspectives, letters to the editor and editorials, tutorials, and papers on innovative and topical new technology. Proposals for special focus issues from leading research groups will also be considered.

Intelligence-Based Medicine

Editor-in-Chief: Anthony C. Chang, MD, MBA, MPH, MS

Intelligence-Based Medicine is a new open access journal that aims to create meaningful synergy between practicing clinicians and others (computer scientists, data scientists, engineers, cognitive scientists, entrepreneurs, etc.) in deploying methods of artificial intelligence and human cognition in the practice of medicine and the delivery of healthcare. The topics encompass new dimensions of medicine and healthcare relevant to artificial intelligence (including but not limited to medical imaging, decision support, precision medicine, robotic process automation, etc.) as well as relevant topics that focus on intelligence in medicine and healthcare (such as virtual and augmented reality, blockchain, 3D printing, wearable technology and embedded AI, ethics, and bias, etc.). The primary focus of the journal is on the clinical perspective and translation of emerging technologies into care practices and patient benefits.

The journal is intended for all clinicians as well as bioinformaticians and data scientists with artificial intelligence and data science interests and backgrounds. The journal welcomes research from all medical domains, with special focus on current AI-focused fields (such as oncology, radiology, surgery, genomic medicine, pathology, epidemiology, neurology, cardiology, and critical care medicine). We welcome original research articles, review articles as well as reviews of hot topics, opinions, and case reports.

Intelligent Medicine

Editor-in-Chief: Professor Jiahong Dong, MD

Intelligent Medicine is an open access, peer-reviewed journal sponsored and owned by the Chinese Medical Association and designated to publish high-quality research and application in the field of medical-industrial crossover concerning the internet technology, artificial intelligence (AI), data science, medical information, and intelligent devices in the clinical medicine, biomedicine, and public health.

Intelligent Medicine appreciates the innovation, pioneering, science, and application, encourages the unique perspectives and suggestions. The topics focus on the computer and data science enabled intelligent medicine, including while not limited to the clinical decision making, computer-assisted surgery, telemedicine, drug development, image analysis and computation, and health management. The journal sets academic columns according to the different disciplines and hotspots. Article types include, Research Articles, Editorials, Reviews, Perspectives & Comments, Research Highlights, Guidelines & Standards, Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications, Case Reports, Historical Moments and Letters to the Editors.

International Journal of Medical Informatics

Editor-in-Chief: Heimar De Fatima Marin

International Journal of Medical Informatics provides an international medium for dissemination of original results and interpretative reviews concerning the field of medical informatics. The Journal emphasizes the evaluation of systems in healthcare settings. The scope of journal covers:

  • Information systems, including national or international registration systems, hospital information systems, departmental and/or physician's office systems, document handling systems, electronic medical record systems, standardization, systems integration etc.

  • Computer-aided medical decision support systems using heuristic, algorithmic and/or statistical methods as exemplified in decision theory, protocol development, artificial intelligence, etc.

  • Educational computer-based programs pertaining to medical informatics or medicine in general.

  • Organizational, economic, social, clinical impact, ethical and cost-benefit aspects of IT applications in health care.

Short technical communications concerning (solved) problems in implementing or using existing information systems are welcome. Review articles concerning subjects falling in the scope of the journal are also invited.

Journal of Biomedical Informatics

Editor-in-Chief: Mor Peleg, PhD, FACMI

The Journal of Biomedical Informatics reflects a commitment to high-quality original research papers, reviews, and commentaries in the area of biomedical informatics methodology. Although we publish articles motivated by applications in the biomedical sciences (for example, clinical medicine, health care, population health, and translational bioinformatics), the journal emphasizes reports of new methodologies and techniques that have general applicability and that form the basis for the evolving science of biomedical informatics. Papers on applications of signal processing and image analysis are often more suitable for biomedical engineering journals or other informatics journals, although we do publish papers that emphasize the information management and knowledge representation/modeling issues that arise in the storage and use of biological signals and images. System descriptions are welcome if they illustrate and substantiate the underlying methodology that is the principal focus of the report and an effort is made to address the generalizability and/or range of application of that methodology. Also note that, given the international nature of JBI, papers that deal with specific languages other than English, or with country-specific health systems or approaches, are acceptable for JBI only if they offer generalizable lessons that are relevant to the broad JBI readership, regardless of their country, language, culture, or health system.

Papers are generally of seven types: Regular research papers, Methodological review papers, Commentaries, Special communications, Letters to the Editor, Book reviews and Editorials