Objectives, Contents, Formats

Since its inception in 1992 the IMIA Yearbook of Medical Informatics has been one of the most visible and valuable “products” that the International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA) provides - not only to its members but to the health and biomedical informatics community at large.

Objectives:

  • To present an overview of the most original, excellent state-of-the-art research in the area of health and biomedical informatics of the past year.
  • To provide surveys about the recent developments, and comprehensive reviews on relevant topics in this field.
  • To provide information about IMIA.

Target audience:

  • Health and biomedical informatics scientists in research, education, and practice worldwide
  • Health care professionals interested in current health and biomedical informatics research results.
  • Health and biomedical informatics students and postgraduates.
  • Scientists and professionals with shared interests in biomedical informatics.

General information:

2013, one issue a year ISSN 0943-4747, ISBN-13 978-3-7945-2651-2

Due to changing demands by its readership and new technology and opportunities, from 2006 on the IMIA Yearbook of Medical Informatics has been modified in content. The objective is to position the IMIA Yearbook to meet the future needs of its readership and to substantially broaden its availability to virtually all members of the IMIA family. In particular, surveys, giving overviews of recent developments, and comprehensive introductory reviews on relevant topics in the different fields of health and biomedical informatics, have been added as original articles.

The IMIA Yearbook of Medical Informatics appears as a non-profit publication of IMIA, jointly published with Schattauer Verlag. All original papers are peer reviewed and Medline indexed. 

The IMIA Yearbook of Medical Informatics will be published in three formats:

  • The Full Electronic Version contains full length original articles and content summaries of the selected best papers. In addition, those selected best papers are republished, where permission has been given by the respective copyright holders. Schattauer Verlag provides online hosting of the Yearbook’s Full Electronic Version. The Full Electronic Version of the new IMIA Yearbook of Medical Informatics can be accessed by all members of IMIA’s Member Societies, provided that the respective Member Society has subscribed the Full Electronic Version. Faculty and students of IMIA’s Institutional Academic Members also can have access to the Full Electronic Version as well as IMIA Institutional Corporate Members and subscribers of the journal Methods of Information in Medicine.

  • The Paper Version also contains the full length original articles as well as the content summaries of the selected best papers. It appears once a year with a size of approximately 250 pages. The Paper Version includes online access to the complete Full Electronic Version. The Paper Version is made available to those major medical informatics conferences, which wish to tie-in with the IMIA Yearbook such as MIE or Medinfo. Single copies can be ordered from Schattauer Verlag1 . They are available at a reduced rate for members of IMIA’s Member Societies2 , and to subscribers of Methods of Information in Medicine3 .

  • The Standard Electronic Version contains abstracts of the original articles, the foreword from the IMIA President, the editorial, and information on IMIA. Schattauer Verlag provides online hosting of the Yearbook’s Standard Electronic Version. The Standard Electronic Version of the IMIA Yearbook of Medical Informatics can be accessed by all members of IMIA’s Member Societies. 
  1. EUR 95.00 for single orders (incl. surface shipping, plus VAT, if tax regulations are requiring it)

  2. EUR 47.50 for single orders (incl. surface shipping, plus VAT, if tax regulations are requiring it) and EUR 35.00 for bulk orders (20 or up, incl. surface shipping, plus VAT, if tax regulations are requiring it)

  3. EUR 24.75 (incl. surface shipping, plus VAT, if tax regulations are requiring it)

IMIA Yearbook of Medical Informatics is a product of the International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA).