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Applied Clinical Informatics Journal (ACI) Student & Early Career Editorial Board

Applied Clinical Informatics (ACI), the official e-journal of AMIA and IMIA, is creating a Student & Early Career Editorial Board, starting in 2020. The primary purposes of this board are to (1) include and mentor informatics trainees in the peer-review process and (2) to improve the experience of authors by providing high quality reviews.

Roles and Responsibilities: We anticipate selecting up to 9 members for the Student & Early Career Editorial Board. Each member will serve a two-year term and receive up to two manuscripts to review per year. Two dedicated associate editors and one senior editor will provide mentorship to all members, including constructive feedback on all reviews.

Eligibility: Graduate students and post-doctoral trainees in biomedical informatics or related disciplines (computer science, engineering, data and information sciences) are invited to apply.  Preferred, but not required qualifications, include (1) One first author publication and (2) completion of at least one year of a doctoral program, post-doctoral, or master’s program in biomedical informatics or a related discipline, and (3) membership in AMIA or their respective countries’ informatics organization.

Application Process: Each applicant should submit a single PDF containing (1) Curriculum Vitae including contact information such as phone number and email and (2) Letter of Intent (no more than two pages) describing their place and level of training, interest in the position, and past experiences. Additionally, a letter of support from the applicant’s mentor (no more than a page) including a description of the student’s scientific writing and editing skills as well as the mentor’s assessment of the student’s understanding of the field of biomedical informatics should be submitted separately. The deadline for applications is March 1, 2020.

Mentorship: A Senior ACI Editor and two Associate Editors will provide mentorship for the Student & Early Career Editorial Board. They will be assigned to the same papers and will provide feedback, coaching, and practical advice.


Stephen M. Downs, MD, MS
Jean and Jerry Bepko Professor of Pediatrics
Indiana University School of Medicine

Mustafa Ozkaynak, PhD, MS
Assistant Professor
University of Colorado-Denver, Anschutz Medical Campus

Vignesh Subbian, PhD, MS
Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering
University of Arizona

Timeline: Applications are due on March 1, 2020 and announcements of selected candidates will be made at the end of March. Terms will start on April 1, 2020.

All submissions and support letters should be emailed to