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Applications are now being accepted

The JAMIA Student Editorial Board (SEB) gives selected trainees the opportunity to review journal manuscripts under the mentorship of the associate editors and editorial board. The SEB was created in 2003, and has provided outstanding informatics trainees with opportunities to receive in-depth exposure to the peer-review process and the operation of a scientific medical journal. Additional details about this program may be found in a published editorial (Johnson and Miller, JAMIA 2004; 11:87-8).

Under the leadership of Jessica Ancker, PhD, FACMI and Kirk Roberts, PhD, SEB members will be assigned approximately 6 manuscripts per year to review, and will assist with moderating the monthly online JAMIA Journal Club. They will receive feedback about their reviews from the journal editors, and will be invited to attend annual Editorial Board meetings.


Deadline: December 1, 2023.

The application includes several essays as well as a letter of reference (to be submitted directly by the student's advisor).  

Submit an application

Decisions will be made by mid-December for a start date of January 1, 2024.

Reviews from SEB members will be used in the standard JAMIA review process, and SEB members will be expected to treat manuscripts with the same strict confidentiality employed by full reviewers and Editorial Board members. Names of SEB members will be listed on the official Editorial Board page of the journal.

The selection process will be highly competitive. We will choose up to six (6) SEB members from the group of applicants. SEB members will be expected to serve for a two-year term.

Applicants must be trainees in good standing in an informatics or informatics-related degree program when they apply and, if selected, throughout the duration of their SEB term (the applicant's expected graduation date should be no earlier than December 2025). The strongest candidates will be those: (a) with experience as a first author of a peer-reviewed published (or in press) paper; (b) research experience in informatics, data science, health care, public health, or computer science; (c) solid knowledge of study design and quantitative and/or qualitative research methods; and (d) strong skills in written English.

Consistent with AMIA and JAMIA’s ongoing initiatives related to diversity, equity, and inclusiveness, we will consider these values in our selection of SEB members.

Please direct questions about eligibility to and